RTL Television

of these articles treats a television station; other meanings see to RTL (term clarifying)
receipt: Satellite, cable, DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-C
of countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Luxembourg
entrepreneurial group of: RTL Group
business guide: Anke Schäferkordt
Erstausstrahlung: 2. January 1984
program type: Full program

RTL Television
Aachener road 1044
50858 Cologne

Tel.: 0221/ 456-0
fax: 0221/456-1690

RTL.de or RTL Television.de

list of the television stations

RTL Television (originally RTL plus), usually briefly only as RTL (radio Télévision Luxembourg) designation, is a German-language private station with seat in Cologne. Developed RTL from the radio broadcasting program radio Luxembourg and the Fernsehstation Télé Luxembourg. Today's owner is the RTL Group. RTL Television applies for 2 in the Federal Republic of Germany as full program after that. Broadcast state contract and employs 1135 firmly employee coworker (2003) with oneConversion of 1.88 billion euro in the year 2003.

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the private television took in the Federal Republic of Germany at the 1. January 1984 with the Ludwigshafener cable pilot project its enterprise put on on two years up. It was the birth of PCs (late SAT.1). One day later,to 2. January 1984, began the RTL sending at that time from Luxembourg plus its German-language program. At the 1. January 1988 changed plus its transmitting station from Luxembourg for RTL to Cologne. To 31. October 1992 was painted plus from the transmitter name and by mostly anonymous Television replaced.

market shares

market share of RTL in the years 1985-2005
  • 1985: 0.4%
  • 1986: 0.7%
  • 1987: 1.2%
  • 1988: 4.1%
  • 1989: 10.0%
  • 1990: 11.5%
  • 1991: 14.4%
  • 1992: 16.7%
  • 1993: 18.9%
  • 1994: 17.5%
  • 1995: 17.6%
  • 1996: 17.0%
  • 1997: 16.1%
  • 1998: 15.1%
  • 1999: 14.8%
  • 2000: 14.3%
  • 2001: 14.8%
  • 2002: 14.6%
  • 2003: 14.9%
  • 2004: 13.8%
  • 2005: 13.2%

after initial difficulties created it RTL end of the 80's to become generally accepted. In the year 1993RTL had its highest market share, in the same year became the transmitter also for the first time market leaders (and was the largest advertising medium of Europe). This it remained until 1997. Also 1999 and 2001 to 2003 the transmitter market leader became. In the advertising-relevant part of the 14-49 year old ones is RTL totoday market leaders.


since 1. September 2005 is Anke Schäferkordt new business guide of RTL Television. The former business guide of the RTL daughter transmitter VOX replaces thereby Gerhard Zeiler , which concentrates on the guidance of the RTL Group. Since February 2005 Schäferkordt already functioned asits Stellvertreterin with RTL Television. Zeiler had at the 1. November 1998 the RTL management taken over. Occasionally - of November 2004 until February 2005 - the former RTL Programmdirektor Mark of Conrad led the enterprise.

Information directress was from the 1. November 2004 up to 31. December 2005 Ingrid M. Haas, the place is since then vacant, editor-in-chief is Peter Kloeppel, who is current at the same time chief moderator of the main newscast RTL. Acting editor-in-chief is since that 1. November 2004 Michael Wulf. Director of information and editor-in-chief of RTL were of May 1994 until October 2004 Hans Mahr.

managing directors

of editors-in-chief

acquaintance RTL moderators


RTL plans, his location in the year 2008 within of Cologne von Junkersdorf (linksrheinisch) on the right Rhine sideto shift after Cologne Deutz. There for RTL a part of the current fairground is converted. A majority of the shows running with RTL in or with Cologne are produced, for example in Hürth, in the Rhine Erft circle or in Cologne Ossendorf.


the RTL Groupis involved in further German television stations in majority or minority conditions, in addition VOX, n-tv , belongs to super RTL, RTL II, dream partners TV and K1010.


January 2001 RTL and further partners of the medium industry new training as the television journalist offer journalist schoolon. Fachworkshops, training further and the trend forum TV are round further projects around the medium television. The training as the television editor takes place in different training parts at the RTL journalist school and in practice phases in editorships within and outside from RTL.

The training covers altogether 24 months:

  • 6 monthsat the journalist school in Cologne
  • 13 ½ months in editorships with RTL (country wide)
  • 4 ½ months in choice act ions

selection of well-known formats


  • the criminal court (since 2. September 2002)
  • The family court (since 2. September 2002)
  • The juvenile court (since 3. September 2001)



soap operas


maintenance transmissions


former transmissions

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