Faced with growing competition by globally uniform players such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+, RTL Group wants to focus more strongly on its core brand RTL.
German platform operator M7 Deutschland is adding free-TV channels RTLplus, VOXup and Toggo plus to its BasisHD package.
Jörg Graf (pictured), currently Chief Operating Officer Programme Affairs at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, will become the new managing director of German TV channel RTL on February 1, 2019.
German broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland offers its TV channel RTLplus in HD quality for the first time.
German regional telco M-net has taken five further TV channels aboard its multiscreen IPTV platform M-net TVplus.
Internet TV provider Zattoo has taken retro TV channel RTLplus and Super RTL spin-off service Toggo plus as live-streams aboard its line-up in Germany.
Vodafone Deutschland has added new free-to-air TV channels to its cable network (formerly Kabel Deutschland).
German cable operator Unitymedia will commence carriage of three further free-to-air channels on its network in July 2016.
The new German free-to-air TV channel RTLplus will be available on Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV platform Entertain from its launch day on June 4, 2016.
With classics like Family Feud and Jeopardy, German broadcast group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will bring the channel name RTLplus back to German TV screens on June 4, 2016.