Channel 21 (Germany)
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|Launched||2 March 2001|
|Owned by||Channel21 Holding AG|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)
|Formerly called||RTL Shop (2001-2008)|
Channel 21, formerly known as RTL Shop, is a German cable and satellite shopping network based in Hanover. The network was part of Europe's largest media company RTL Group and supplies programming to more than 20 German-language stations. RTL Group is a unit of the in Germany based media company Bertelsmann. Channel 21 was launched as RTL Shop on 1 March 2001. The main competitors are HSE24 (Home Shopping Europe) and QVC.
On 1 January 2009, RTL Shop was renamed Channel 21.
- Official Site (German)