RTL Nederland has expanded its TV channel offer with the launch of RTL8. The new channel will be available, like the other Dutch RTL channels, on the Canal Digitaal DTH bouquet, on DTT in The Netherlands, through cable operators in the Netherlands and over DTT in Luxembourg.
The decision to launch the new channel was taken recently when RTL acquired TV assets from John de Mol’s Talpa. To achieve this time twisted launch, the Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) of Luxembourg installed a temporary control room that will answer to the channel’s requirements until the new platform is ready. This platform will be able to manage the four channels of RTL Nederland with dedicated control rooms, each having the capacity to manage live events and standard playout.