Super RTL

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Super RTL
Super RTL logo 2013.svg
Launched April 28, 1995
Owned by
Picture format 4:3, 16:9
Audience share 1,9 % (2013, [1])
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
NOS (Portugal) 49

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. RTL Disney Television Limited Partnership (RTL Disney Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG) is 50/50% joint venture between RTL Group and The Walt Disney Company's Disney Media Distribution.[2]


RTL Disney Television Limited Partnership was formed in 1995.[3] Super RTL was launched in 1997.[4]

On August 24, 1994 with Jeffrey Katzenberg's resignation a reorganization of Disney Company took place in which Richard Frank became head of newly formed Disney Television and Telecommunications (DTT), which included Walt Disney Television International,[5] which held Disney's Super RTL stake. With the Disney-CC/ABC merger led to DTT being split up in April 1996, Walt Disney Television International was transferred to Capital Cities/ABC in April 1996.[6] CC/ABC combined the international units, Walt Disney Television International and ACIBG, into Disney–ABC International Television (DAIT) in July 1996.[7]

With the announcement of Disney Channel (Germany) launching causing a loss of Disney programming, Super RTL signed volume deals in October 2013 with Warner Bros. International Television and Sony Pictures Television for a slate of animated features and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) for 1,200 hours of programming until 2020.[2] The DWA deal included shows from the Classic Media library.[8] 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.[2]

Programs for children[edit]

Toggo is the name of a block for children on Super RTL, and shows for teenagers in the early-evening.


  • Angry Birds Toons (March 16, 2013)[9]
  • Camp Lakebottom (2013-) 9 Story Entertainment[10]
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (2013-) 9 Story Entertainment[10]
  • DreamWorks Dragons[11]
  • Lost Girl (October 2014)[2]
  • Pirates, Adventures in Art (2012-) DHX Media[10]
  • Once Upon a Time (September 12, 2012)[4]
  • Pretty Little Liars (October 2014)[2]
  • Scandal (October 14, 2014)[2]
  • Sindbad (September 2012) BBC [4]
  • “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”[4]
  • Tron: Uprising (September 2012)[4]
  • Turbo: F.A.S.T.[11]
  • Wild Kratts (May 2012-)[10]

Future programming[edit]

  • My Knight and Me (2016) TeamTO and Thuristar[12]

Former programming[edit]


  1. ^ "Share" (in German). Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration im Medienbereich. 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 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. 
  3. ^ "Company Overview of RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG". BloombergBusiness. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Meza, Ed (August 2, 2012). "‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Sinbad’ land at Super RTL". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ Weinraub, Bernard (August 25, 1994). "Chairman of Disney Studios Resigns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Roth, Iger Assume Expanded Responsibilities at the Walt Disney Company". PRNewswire. April 16, 1996. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Debra (July 1, 1996). "Granath takes top slot at Disney–ABC International". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Verrier, Richard (June 18, 2013). "DreamWorks Animation signs TV deal with Germany's Super RTL". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ Graser, Marc (March 11, 2013). "How Rovio Just Played Hollywood With ‘Angry Birds’". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c d e Vlessing, Etan (January 31, 2013). "Canada's 9 Story Sells 'Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood' to Super RTL". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Verrier, Richard (June 18, 2013). "DreamWorks Dragons". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  12. ^ Getzler, Wendy Goldman (September 2015). "TeamTO & Thuristar series brings light to the Dark Ages". Kidscreen (Brunico Communications Ltd.). Retrieved September 17, 2015. 

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