Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland is a German media group, a wholly owned subsidiary of RTL Group (itself a subsidiary of locally based Bertelsmann), which owns several television channels in Germany.

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland
IndustryMass media
FoundedNovember 7, 2007; 12 years ago (2007-11-07) in Cologne
Headquarters,
Key people
Bernd Reichart
ProductsTelevision, broadcasting and content production
OwnerBertelsmann
Number of employees
3300[1] (2016)
ParentRTL Group
Websitewww.mediengruppe-rtl.de
Broadcast center of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in the Rheinhallen of Deutz, Cologne.

HistoryEdit

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland was created in 2007 by RTL Group as an umbrella brand grouping all its audiovisual activities (except radio) in Germany. The Group's free TV channels, digital specialty channels, IP Deutschland, Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC) and RTL Interactive, the subsidiary responsible for the diversification of supply digital services, depend on the new group whose ambition is to be present on all screens, whether television, computer or mobile phones.

2010Edit

On September 1, 2010, RTL digitaltext (digital version of the teletext offer) was launched, followed by n-tv at the beginning of 2012, VOX in mid-2012 and RTL II in April 2013.

2011Edit

January 1, 2011, VOX received a sole broadcasting license for a full program. Previously, the station had shared a dual license with dctp.

On September 26, 2011, the Picassoplatz in Cologne-Deutz was inaugurated as the new address of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.

2012Edit

On January 31, 2012, RTL Group signed a three-year contract with Walt Disney Studios Distribution[2] to broadcast films from the Disney catalog in Germany on the channels of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.[3]

2014Edit

The fourth pay-TV channel of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland is being created in cooperation with the Gruner + Jahr magazine GEO. The offer shows high-quality documentation. Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC) performs the playout.

2016Edit

RTL International was launched on January 18, 2016. This channel was dedicated for Germans living abroad. On May 31, 2017, RTL International ceased broadcasting.

2019Edit

On 25 September 2019, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland announced the launch of VOXup on 1 December 2019, a spin-off of VOX, which is particularly successful with women.[4]

SubsidiariesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Firmendaten Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland GmbH". cio.de. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ RTL Buys Film and TV Content From Disney, Handelsblatt Reports
  3. ^ RTL Germany secures Disney package
  4. ^ "VOXup - Mediengruppe RTL gründet neuen TV-Sender". presseportal.de. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  5. ^ "RTL Hessen Programmfenster GmbH". Mediendatenbank (in German). Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration im Medienbereich (KEK). Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  6. ^ "RTL Nord GmbH". Mediendatenbank (in German). Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration im Medienbereich (KEK). Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  7. ^ "RTL West GmbH". Mediendatenbank (in German). Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration im Medienbereich (KEK). Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  8. ^ CBC – Cologne Broadcasting Center GmbH – technisches Sendezentrum der RTL Deutschland Gruppe

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