RTL II


RTL II picks up Story Lab’s Hall Pass

Game of Clones distributor The Story Lab has sold social experiment Hall Pass into German free-to-air broadcaster RTL II. The channel has commissioned Joker Productions for a celebrity version of the entertainment format, which will be called 48H Single – Celebrities Test Their Love. Hall Pass was originally created by Spanish firm Phileas Productions and […]

CBS sells Corden talker to new RTL web net

The Late Late Show with James Corden will go out in Germany on RTL’s new internet-only linear network. RTL II You, which launched on May 31, will play the show following an agreement with CBS Studios International. Each episode will broadcast within 24 hours of the US broadcast, without German dubbing. The Late Late Show […]

RTL II names ents chief as Vanhoefer exits

German channel RTL II has named Shona Fraser as its director of entertainment and development following the exit of Tabea Vanhoefer. England-born Fraser (pictured) has worked at companies including RTL subsidiary prodco Norddeich TV, Red Bull TV and Tresor Television, but now heads up the commercial channe’s entertainment efforts. “With her longstanding expertise in front of […]

Popstars makes a German comeback

RTL II has ordered a local version of Popstars, one of the first wave of pop reality competition shows. The show originally went out on RTL2 in 2000 and ran for two seasons and the German free-to-air broadcaster has now brought it back. The German show will be produced by Banijay-owned prodco Brainpool and the […]

Magine completes German clean sweep with ProSieben channels

The ProSiebenSat.1 bouquet of channels will be added to the Magine service in Germany after the OTT service struck a deal with the German free-to-air broadcast group. The deal means that from march Magine will carry the SAT.1, ProSieben, Kabel Eins, Sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx channels. Magine has launched a trial version of […]

RTL strikes German OTT deal with Magine

RTL Deutschland has inked a deal with OTT service Magine. The exclusive agreement means RTL’s six free-to-air channels will be carried on Magine. The RTL offerings in question are the core RTL channel as well as Vox, N-TV, RTL Nitro, Super RTL and RTL II. Magine makes full linear channels available over the top and […]