RTL Television has confirmed its two thematic channels RTL Crime and RTL Living will be a part of Germany’s new basic tier Premiere Start. Passion, a joint venture with production house UFA, will also be a part of the line-up.
The new pay-TV package will launch this autumn. RTL Living is already slated for a September launch and RTL Crime will follow in October. Passion will launch in January. Both the RTL channels will be exclusive to Premiere subscribers, although a marketing agreement with Kabel Deutschland means the two will also be available in some cable areas.
RTL Living will screen programmes from the self-styled domestic goddess Nigella Lawson while RTL Crime will show the BBC conman caper Hustle.