Plus more content variety

06.10.2021, Germany, RTL Deutschland

RTL+, RTL Deutschland’s streaming service currently known as TV Now, will launch on 4 November with a new name, brand identity and even more content variety.

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The launch of RTL+ is part of RTL Deutschland’s roll-out of the new RTL brand identity to audiences across Germany (as previously reported). RTL+ will enable RTL Deutschland to bundle its extensive TV and streaming content under Europe’s leading entertainment brand RTL – presented in a uniform, new design across all platforms. Alongside the new design, RTL+ will feature a significantly expanded range of programming, with top-class fiction productions and outstanding production crews and actors.

Henning Tewes © RTL Deutschland

RTL+ will be accessible via the digital hub rtl.com, combining easy access to news, entertainment, and the corporate world of RTL (as previously reported) .

Henning Tewes, Co-Managing Director or RTL+, says: “With RTL+, we want to offer our audience the biggest entertainment world in Germany. Over the past months, we have gradually and significantly expanded the offer of our streaming service TV Now: from star-studded fiction to award-winning documentaries, reality formats, exclusive football matches and an extensive family and kids’ offer. In the new entertainment world of RTL+, our users can look forward to even more top-class entertainment – especially in the fiction sector."

Ferdinand von Schirach – Glauben, Faking Hitler and Sisi © RTL Deutschland

Expanded content variety

In addition to the more than 50,000 programme hours of various genres already available on TV Now, the expanded content offer on RTL+ will include the judicial drama Ferdinand von Schirach – Glauben (Ferdinand von Schirach – Faith), which will accompany the launch on 4 November, the drama series Faking Hitler, and the event series Sisi. Other in-house productions will include the second season of KBV Keine besonderen Vorkommnisse (No Activity), while exclusive licensed series such as the Gossip Girl reboot and the second season of Why Women Kill will be released on 4 November. Also available for the launch will be new reality formats such as Hip Hop Born to Dance and Unbreakable.

With over 2 million paying subscribers (as previously reported) and up to 7 million unique users per month*, RTL+ is the leading entertainment service in the German streaming market.

* Source: AGOF