RTL Group SA history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

   RTL Group SA is an international media conglomerate across broadcast, streaming, content, and digital. It is headquartered in Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

   The company has interests in TV channels, streaming services, radio stations and online platforms in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Hungary, and Luxembourg.


   RTL Group’s history began in 1931 when the Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Radiodiffusion (CLR) was established.

   In 1954, the company was renamed Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (CLT), after entering the world of television broadcasting.

   In 1997, CLT merged with UFA (german television channels such as RTL Television and VOX, and M6 in France) to form CLT-UFA.

   In 2000, CLT-UFA merged with Pearson Television to form RTL Group.

   In July 2000, RTL Group was listed on the London Stock Exchange.


RTL Group’s business units:

  • RTL Deutschland;
  • Groupe M6;
  • Fremantle;
  • RTL Nederland;
  • RTL Hungary;
  • RTL Luxembourg;
  • We Are Era.

   With more than 16.000 employees and operating in more than 25 countries, RTL Group is considered one of the largest entertainment companies across broadcast, streaming, content, and digital. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and company.rtl.com/en.

**Video published on YouTube by “RTL Group