RTL 7

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This article is about the Dutch channel. For the rebranded Polish RTL 7, see TVN 7.
RTL 7
RTL 7 logo.png
RTL 7 logo
Launched August 12, 2005
Network RTL Nederland
Owned by RTL Group
Picture format 576i 16:9 SDTV (PAL)
1080i HDTV
Audience share 4.3% (2014, [1])
Slogan "Meer voor mannen" (More for men)
Country Luxembourg
Broadcast area Netherlands
Luxembourg
Headquarters Hilversum, Netherlands
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Replaced Yorin
Sister channel(s) RTL 4
RTL 5
RTL 8
RTL Z
RTL Lounge
RTL Crime
RTL Telekids
Website www.rtl7.nl
Availability
Terrestrial
Digitenne Channel 7 (SD)
DVB-T (FTA) (Luxembourg) 498 MHz (SD)
Satellite
CanalDigitaal Channel 7 (HD)
Cable
Ziggo Channel 7 (SD/HD)
CAIW Channel 7
Kabel Noord Channel 7
IPTV
KPN Channel 7
Tele2 Channel 7
Streaming media
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.[2]

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.[3]

History[edit]

See also: Yorin

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.

On 15 October 2009 RTL Nederland started simulcasting their RTL 7 and RTL 8 channels in 1080i high-definition.[4]

Programming[edit]

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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