German children’s and family channel Super RTL wants to launch a second channel.
Anti-media concentration commission KEK approved the venture at its latest assembly in Berlin. Super RTL’s parent company RTL Disney Fernsehen previously applied for a 10-year licence to operate a nationwide thematic TV channel.
A Super RTL spokeswoman confirmed the licence application. “In times of fragmentation, that’s certainly nothing unusual anymore,” she told Broadband TV News. “We also have plenty of ideas – but nothing we can talk about yet.”
RTL Disney Fernsehen is owned 50% each by CLT-UFA which is part of RTL Group and Buena Vista International Television Investments, a subsidiary of Walt Disney.