With our TV channels, streaming services, radio stations and online platforms in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Hungary, Croatia and Luxembourg, we reach millions of people across Europe every day. The RTL brand is owned by RTL Group.
RTL has transformed from a traditional broadcast company to a content, tech and data powerhouse. Our roots date back to 1924 and since then, our core purpose is telling stories which are emotional, entertaining, engaging and informative. We then bring those stories to our audience in every market we are active in.
RTL Group is a leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 67 television channels, ten streaming platforms and 38 radio stations. RTL Group also produces content throughout the world and owns a digital video network. The television portfolio of Europe’s largest broadcaster includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. RTL Group’s families of TV channels are either the number one or number two in eight European countries. The Group’s flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg. RTL Group’s content business, Fremantle, is one of the world’s largest creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content. Fremantle has an international network of teams across production and distribution, operating in more than 25 countries, producing 12,700 hours of original programming and distributing over 30,000 hours of content worldwide. Combining the streaming-services of its broadcasters (such as RTL+/TV Now, 6play, Salto, Videoland), the digital video company We Are Era, and Fremantle’s more than 360 YouTube channels, RTL Group has become the leading European media company in digital video. RTL Group also owns the ad-tech businesses Smartclip and Yospace, as well as the streaming-tech company Bedrock. RTL AdConnect is RTL Group’s international advertising sales house. Bertelsmann is the majority shareholder of RTL Group, which is listed on the Luxembourg and Frankfurt stock exchanges and in the SDAX stock index.
RTL Deutschland, with its 14 strong channel brands and the streaming service RTL+/TV Now, is Germany's leading provider of video content. In addition to RTL+/TV Now, the unit’s digital brands include the news service NTV.de and general-interest portal rtlnews.de. With its portfolio of TV channels as well as audio and online offerings, RTL Deutschland addresses a broad spectrum of target groups, striving to provide the best content and innovative technologies for viewers, users and customers. The focus here is on innovation in terms of content production and distribution, by working with own production units like RTL Studios and RTL News and bundling broadcasting and production operations through CBC.
As part of the Ad Alliance, RTL Deutschland provides advertising sales opportunities that are individually tailored to advertisers. With its specially designed data department, RTL Deutschland draws on an in-depth understanding and analysis of data to actively design and promote content and marketing for viewers, users, brands and advertisers. RTL Deutschland is headquartered in Cologne and has 4,000 employees at 24 locations in Germany and worldwide.
Find out more at rtl.com.
Founded in 1987 with the TV channel M6, Groupe M6 is a powerful French multimedia group offering a broad range of programmes, products and services. These range from television (13 channels including M6), streaming and radio (three stations including RTL Radio, the biggest commercial radio station in France) to production and content buying, digital, e-commerce, feature films, music and live shows. Groupe M6 has built on its strong brands and content to gradually extend its sphere of operations, through targeted diversifications and innovative offers such as the advertising-funded streaming service 6play, launched in 2013 (20 million active users in 2020) and the subscription streaming service Salto in 2020, a joint venture with Groupe TF1 and France Télévisions. The objective is to develop a complementary portfolio of brands that addresses the needs of different audiences and new ways of consuming content.
Find out more at groupem6.fr.
Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. From Got Talent to My Brilliant Friend, Family Feud to The Young Pope, Idols to American Gods, The Price is Right to Neighbours and The X Factor to Deutschland 83 – Fremantle is behind the world’s most-loved and most-watched shows.
Fremantle has an international network of teams across production and distribution, operating in more than 25 countries – the Fremantle family includes UFA (Germany), Wildside and The Apartment (Italy), Abot Hameiri (Israel), Miso Film (Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Blue Circle (The Netherlands), Original Productions (USA), Eureka (USA and Australia) and Easy Tiger (Australia) to name a few.
Fremantle produces over 12,700 hours of original programming and distributes over 30,000 hours of content worldwide.
Find out more at fremantle.com.
RTL Nederland is one of the Netherland’s leading media companies. Its goal is to entertain and inform a broad audience 24/7 on all relevant platforms with stories that touch both the heart and mind. The all-round media and entertainment company comprises five free-to-air television channels (RTL 4, RTL 5, RTL 7, RTL 8 and RTL Z), an independent news organisation, the leading local streaming service Videoland, three digital pay-TV channels (RTL Lounge, RTL Crime and RTL Telekids) and the digital weather platform Buienradar. Its channels and platforms offer a wide variety of predominately Dutch programmes, alongside international content, documentaries, films and drama.
Find out more at rtl.nl.
RTL Hungary is one of Hungary's leading media companies. The general-interest TV channel RTL Klub started its operation in autumn 1997 and has been the most successful TV channel in Hungary for more than a decade.
RTL Hungary's cable channels Cool, Film+ and RTLII are the leading channels of the local cable market today and therefore indispensable players in the Hungarian television market. The streaming service, RTL Most, is the leading local brand for professionally produced online video content. Its premium subscription-based version, RTL Most+, additionally includes original productions, local third-party content and international content.
Find out more at rtl.hu.
RTL Croatia is one of Croatia's leading media companies. Its portfolio offers a diverse content mix on different platforms: three free-to-air TV channels (RTL, RTL2, RTL Kockica), four IPTV channels (RTL Crime, RTL Living, RTL Passion, RTL Adria), one satellite channel for Croats living abroad (RTL Croatia World), the streaming service RTL Play and the company’s websites and the news portal rtl.hr. RTL Croatia reaches 99.9 per cent of the population in Croatia. The company has also diversified its business activities in the areas of book publishing, events and concert organisation via RTL Music.
Find out more at rtl.hr.
RTL Belgium is the leading TV and radio company in the French-speaking part of Belgium.
Every day, more than two million viewers watch one of RTL Belgium’s three TV channels: RTL-TVI, Club RTL and Plug RTL. Its radio activities Bel RTL and Radio Contact together attract more than a million listeners every day. The advertising-funded streaming service RTL Play offers a large range of exclusive series, local and native productions, and successful reality TV shows.
With the purpose of creating impact for its clients, IP Belgium is responsible for the advertising sales all of RTL Belgium’s content, alongside other clients such as TF1.
Find out more at rtlbelgium.be.
RTL Luxembourg combines the audio-visual and digital activities of RTL in Luxembourg, including RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg (the only general-interest TV channel in Luxembourgish), RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg (the number one media outlet in Luxembourg), RTL.lu (Luxembourg's most popular online media), RTL 5 minutes (a news and information site in French), RTL Today (Luxembourg's leading news and information site in English), RTL Sport Live Arena (a livestream of the major team sports in Luxembourg), RTL Play (a streaming service with content available in Luxembourgish, French and English), RTL Gold (a web radio dedicated to the greatest hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s) and RTL LX (a web radio dedicated to music made in Luxembourg).
Find out more at rtl.lu.
We Are Era (formerly Divimove) is a first-of-its-kind media company combining digital studios, a talent agency and reach under a single Europe-wide roof with 240 employees in eight offices across Europe. We Are Era works with not only influencers but also artists without a social media background. More and more talents are managed exclusively, enabling individuals to become personality brands and icons for specific target groups. We Are Era offers the entire value chain: from creative concepts, overall strategy, data and talent itself to execution, production and media all out of one hand.
Find out more at weareera.com.