Welcome to Germany's leading cross-media entertainment company.
RTL Deutschland is Germany's leading entertainment company, spanning all types of media: TV and streaming, print and digital, radio and podcasts. It is home to some of the country's strongest media brands, from RTL to Stern, Brigitte to Vox, and Geo to NTV, and operates Germany’s largest streaming platform, RTL+, with more than 4.3 million subscribers.
RTL Deutschland owns 15 TV channels and numerous premium magazines and digital offerings, such as CAPITAL, Gala, CHEFKOCH digital and Wetter.de. RTL Radio is one of Germany's largest privately owned radio groups, with holdings in 20 stations including Antenne Niedersachsen, Antenne Bayern or Radio Hamburg.
RTL Deutschland stands for positive entertainment and independent journalism, employing around 1,500 journalists to inform and entertain on all topics shaping contemporary society. Encompassing everything from news to sport, living to lifestyle, and women to family, RTL Deutschland reaches 99 per cent of the German population.
The company also boasts one of Germany's largest advertising sales houses: Ad Alliance. Thanks to targeted investments in tech and data, RTL Deutschland is well on the way to becoming the country’s leading media company in terms of technology. RTL Deutschland has its headquarters in Cologne and offices at 17 other locations, including Hamburg and Berlin. It employs around 8,000 people and is part of RTL Group.
Our content. We stand for positive entertainment and independent journalism – alongside a diverse portfolio of brands unrivalled in Germany. With inspiration and creativity, we are developing our RTL+ platform into the digital entertainment offering of the future. RTL+ is the leading streaming service in the German market, with over 3.7 million subscribers and a cross-media offer including series, films, music, podcasts and audiobooks.
Our readers, our listeners, our viewers. We keep Germany informed and entertained, drawing on the full gamut of media to bring our unique content to the public.
Powerful, high-quality journalism. Over 1,500 top journalists from Germany and around the world are responsible for factual and insightful news and stories. We are Germany's most powerful cross-media news, infotainment, investigative journalism and docutainment outlet. We train young journalists at RTL Journalistenschule and Henri-Nannen-Schule. With over 1,000 graduates to date, we have helped shape journalism in Germany. Meanwhile, thanks to our 1,000 and more tech and data experts, we are developing into the country’s top media company in terms of technology.
More colleagues. We embrace diversity. Diversity is needed for open and respectful interaction and is vital to the quality of our work. It is also an integral part of our content and services. Our employees represent a variety of lifestyles, individual experiences and pluralism of opinion.
We are committed to advancing the next generation of entrepreneurial and journalistic talent. We train around 250 young people each year, of whom around 75 per cent stay on with us after their training.
We take responsibility. One of the largest parts of this commitment is our support for the most vulnerable in society: children in need. Through Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern e.V., we initiate and support charitable projects for children in Germany and around the world.
Stiftung stern – Hilfe für Menschen e.V. undertakes a wide range of initiatives to help those in need.
As part of the Bertelsmann Content Alliance, we participate in themed weeks with the slogan Packen wir's an (Let's do it!) which take place on air, online and in print, both internally and externally. These focus on a variety of issues, such as avoiding plastic waste, more sustainable food, health and water.
Environmental protection is also important to us. Almost all RTL Deutschland sites are powered by green electricity and are energy efficient. RTL Deutschland has also drawn up minimum standards for green productions, with the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2030.