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Launched September 12, 1987
Network RTL Belgium
Owned by RTL Group
Picture format 720p HDTV
Audience share 20.1% (2012, [1])
Slogan "Vos émotions en grand !"
(Your emotions in style)
Country Belgium
Language French
Broadcast area Belgium
Formerly called RTL Television (1982 - 1987)
Website RTL TVI
Belgacom TV Channel 3 (SD)
Channel 42 (HD)

RTL-TVI is a private French-language television station in Belgium that is owned by RTL Group. Within the French-speaking area of Belgium, it is the most popular channel with a 20 percent viewing share. It is one of the first private television stations in Belgium.

RTL TVI offers a strong schedule of family-oriented information, entertainment and fiction genres. In French-speaking Belgium, almost all of imported programs which its original language is not French, are dubbed instead of retaining the original soundtrack.

In Belgium, RTL also operates channels such as Club RTL, Kids RTL and Plug RTL, also broadcast in French language.


Since 1955, Télé-Luxembourg, which became RTL Television in 1982, is broadcast from the Dudelange transmitter in Luxembourg. Following the collision of a Belgian military plane with the transmitter on July 31, 1981, CLT or Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (English: Luxembourg Company of Broadcasting) (RTL's predecessor) obtained by the Belgian government compensation lifting the state monopoly on television and permission to broadcast its program on the cable and private television network.

RTL Television therefore proposes PAL UHF channel 27, on 12 September 1983 stall the Franco-Luxembourg program, the Belgian version of JTL presented by Jean-Charles De Keyser, Eddy de Wilde and Bibiane Godfroid made from small studio of Roosevelt villa in Brussels. CLT into its local office in December 1985 in Brussels editor service called TVI SA, a Belgian company that produces programs specifically Belgian RTL Television and sells advertising screens that are disseminated. ITV (Independent Television) means to mark its difference against the public network RTBF.

Belgian TV channel RTL became independent 12 September 1987 with the launch by the CLT RTL-TVI, which now produces all its programs in Brussels. This is the first private channel in the French Community of Belgium and his appointment as the Government of the French Community on December 21, 1987 enables it to legally access the Belgian TV advertising market (through its subsidiary IPB). This monopoly was broken in 1989 when the government allowed commercial advertising on RTBF channels.




  1. ^ "Résultats public". CIM. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 

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