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Launched 30 November 1992
Owned by RTL Group
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Der Nachrichtensender (The News Channel)
Country Germany
Broadcast area National
Also distributed in:
Headquarters Cologne, Germany
Website www.n-tv.de
Astra 1L (Europe) 12.188 GHz H / 27.5
Streaming media
Windows Media Live Streaming
Old logo of n-tv, used from 2003 until 2008

n-tv is a German television news channel owned by the Bertelsmann Media's RTL Group. n-tv screens news and weather every hour and half-hour in the morning; in between, it broadcasts informational programmes and advertising.


n-tv began as a business development project at Time-Warner International which, under the leadership of then chairman Steve Ross, was looking for ways to grow its businesses internationally. Time-Warner at the time was a major shareholder in Turner Broadcasting, parent company of CNN (both now subsidiaries of Time-Warner) and began looking for ways to get into the news channel business internationally. In 1991, under the direction of Tom McGrath, the then-president of Time-Warner International Broadcasting, the company developed a strategy for Austria, Germany and the German-speaking territories of Switzerland.

This in time led to the launch of the VIVA music TV channel, VOX network and several local TV stations. One of McGrath's pet projects was a German language 24-hour news channel. McGrath secured the last available transponder on the Kopernikus satellite and secured several terrestrial television licenses for transmission of what would become n-tv. McGrath then recruited several German companies as partners including the Otto Group, APAX Partners and recruited Karl Kuhlo, an experienced German broadcaster as the CEO. The current chief executive officer is Hans Demmel.

Wall Street coverage[edit]

Several correspondents report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ and the New York Mercantile Exchange, including Jens Korte, Lars Halter and Markus Koch.




  • Sabrina Bauer (Frankfurter Börse)
  • Raimund Brichta
  • Katja Dofel (Frankfurter Börse)
  • Annette Eimermacher
  • Carola Ferstl
  • Astrid Fronja
  • Beate Hoffbauer
  • Jens Korte
  • Hermann Kutzer
  • Frank Meyer
  • Friedhelm Tilgen
  • Corinna Wohlfeil
  • Sandra Navidi (External Finance Advisor)

Network reporter[edit]



  • Britta Hofmann
  • Nico Holter
  • Timo Latsch
  • Rolf Niebuhr


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