||It has been suggested that Veronica TV (HMG) and Yorin be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since May 2015.|
RTL 7 logo
|Launched||August 12, 2005|
|Owned by||RTL Group|
|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV (PAL)
|Audience share||4.3% (2014, )|
|Slogan||"Meer voor mannen" (More for men)|
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
|Sister channel(s)||RTL 4
|Digitenne||Channel 7 (SD)|
|DVB-T (FTA) (Luxembourg)||498 MHz (SD)|
|CanalDigitaal||Channel 7 (HD)|
|Ziggo||Channel 7 (SD/HD)|
|Kabel Noord||Channel 7|
|Horizon Go||Horizon.tv (Netherlands only)|
RTL 7 is the third channel of the RTL Group in the Netherlands and began transmission on 12 August 2005 when it replaced Yorin. Yorin was formerly known as Veronica. RTL 7 is a so-called men's channel with action films, reality television about crime and professions, soccer, auto racing / motorcycle sport and talk shows about sports. At daytime business and financial news channel RTL Z is broadcasting on RTL 7.
Officially RTL 7 - along with RTL 4, RTL 5 and RTL 8 - is headquartered in Luxembourg, broadcasting under a Luxembourg TV license. This allows them to avoid more severe control by the Dutch media authorities as Luxembourg's television watchdog is less strict. Yorin used to be based in the Netherlands, but moved to Luxembourg after the RTL 7 rebrand.
Originally RTL 7 started as Veronica on 1 September 1995.
When Veronica in 2000 exited the joint venture between RTL 4 and RTL 5, the Veronica Association decided that HMG could use the name Veronica for a year only, so HMG needed a new name. HMG decided on the name ME, but this was rejected because of the name of WE, a Dutch clothes brand. On 2 April 2001 the name was changed to Yorin. In 2005 the programmes of Yorin went to RTL 5, and the programmes of RTL 5 went to RTL 7, which took the frequency of Yorin.
RTL 7 broadcasts a large number of sports programmes such as football, darts and motorsports, but in which motorsports is their main broadcast item. This include live coverage of Formula One and the MotoGP as the most notable. But also the A1 Grand Prix, Dakar Rally, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500 are broadcast live on RTL 7.
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- RTL 7 (Dutch)