Super RTL

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Super RTL
Super RTL logo 2013.svg
Launched April 28, 1995
Owned by RTL Disney Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG
(RTL Group (50%)
The Walt Disney Company (50%))
Picture format 4:3, 16:9
Audience share 1,9 % (2013, [2])
Slogan Schön dich zu sehen (Nice to see you); Weil's Spaß macht (Because it's fun)
Country Germany
Broadcast area National
Also distributed in:
Headquarters Cologne, Germany
Astra different
Cablecom, Kabel Deutschland, Kabel BW, Unity Media different

Super RTL is a Cologne-based German television network operated by RTL Disney Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG. It was the first German television channel aimed mostly at children. It was launched in 1995 as a joint venture between RTL Group predecessor company Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (formally the Luxembourg Broadcasting Company (Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Radiodiffusion), which was a member of European Broadcasting Union respectively), and The Walt Disney Company.

During the daytime and early evening until 8:15 pm, there are only shows for children on Super RTL, including many American series. Super RTL used to air a large number of Nickelodeon shows as well during the time that rights owner Viacom did not operate their own children's channel in Germany (1998–2005), but this supply dried up with the re-introduction of Nickelodeon to Germany in 2005.

In prime time, Super RTL mostly repurposes older RTL Television series or airs family-branded, inexpensive entertainment shows.


With the announcement of Disney Channel (Germany) and future loss of Disney programming, Super RTL signed volume deals with Warner Bros. International Television and Sony Pictures Television for a slate of animated features and DreamWorks Animation for 1,200 hours of programming until 2020. The channel also acquired programming to expand its views in the evenings with more adult TV shows to debut in its fall 2014 schedule: ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, ABC's Once Upon a Time and Scandal and Syfy's Lost Girl supernatural series. As of January 1, 2014, Disney programming left the channel, because the broadcast version of Disney Channel (Germany) launched on January 17. However, Disney will continue holding its stake in the station.[1]

Programs for children[edit]

Toggo is the name of a block for children on Super RTL, and shows for teenagers in the early-evening. For example the following series are shown:

Disney programs (Formerly in the program):

DreamWorks programs

Other programs

TOGGO TV[edit]

TOGGO TV is an original production of Super RTL. The motto is: “You can switch me on!” ("Ihr könnt mich mal...EINSCHALTEN!"). In every show there are famous German singers and bands and at the end of every season a so-called “TOGGO Star” is elected, a child, who has done or can do something special. The show is presented by Nina Moghaddam, Paddy Kroetz and Haselhörnchen (a puppet which looks like a squirrel).

The TOGGO-camp[edit]

The camp is organised by the German teenage journey operator Ruf. There are several camps in Germany, for example, in the Schwarzwald and on the island Rügen. It is a holiday camp for children between 8 and 13.

Evening programs[edit]

In the evening Super RTL mostly shows programs which were on RTL before. These are shows, comedy, thrillers, series and international films and cartoons, but no Blockbusters.



Self-produced programms

  • Upps! - Die Pannenshow (funny home-videos, Similar to AFV except with no audience)

Late-night programs[edit]

At night (Monday to Friday from 3am to 6am and Saturday and Sunday from 2am to 6am) Super RTL shows "Fun-Night", an interactive show, where people can send SMS-greetings or control a computer game. During this time in Austria a log fire is broadcast, which appeared on the channel in Germany until 1995.


  1. ^ a b Roxborough, Scott (October 8, 2013). "MIPCOM: With 'Scandal' and 'Scooby-Doo' Germany's Super RTL Takes on Disney Channel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Share" (in German). Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration im Medienbereich. 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 

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