RTL+ streaming subs up by over half as Telekom partnership pays off

European broadcast outfit RTL Group has seen the paid subscribers to its German streaming service RTL+ jump by 53.8% in the year to September, landing at 3.675 million, thanks in large part to the bundling of the RTL+ Premium offering with Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta TV offering. Growth in RTL+’s base and increased revenues from production […]

RTL sees streaming growth accelerate

Paying subscribers for RTL Group’s streaming services in Germany and the Netherlands was up 48% to more than 4.5 million for the first half of the year. Streaming revenue was up 21.5% to €130 million. Paying subscribers for Germany’s RTL+ increased 68.9% year on year to 3.427 million. RTL said that its strategic partnership with […]

RTL-Telekom partnership fuels spectacular streaming growth

RTL’s streaming partnership with Deutsche Telekom has continued to fuel spectacular growth for its RTL+ offering, which grew its base by 84.6% in the year to March to reach 3.172 million subscribers. Taken together with Dutch streaming offering Videoland, which grew its base by 12.9% to reach 1.136 million subs, the RTL+ numbers mean that […]

RTL sees rocketing streaming growth and surging revenues

Paying customers for RTL’s RTL+ and Videoland streaming services numbered 3.8 million by the end of 2021, up from 3.4 million for the third quarter. The number of paying subscribers for German streamer RTL+ more than doubled to 2.712 million compared to 1.286 million at the end of December. The strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom […]

RTL to rebrand TV Now as RTL+, plans international rollout in ’22

RTL Group had over three million paying streaming subscribers at the half-year point, a highlight in a very strong set of results for the pan-European media outfit, which is to rebrand its TV Now OTT service as RTL+ ahead of an international rollout. RTL’s top line jumped by 13.7% to €3 billion and EBITA increased […]

RTL adds half a million streaming subs in Q1

Media giant RTL Group added over half a million new paying streaming subscribers in the first quarter of the year, taking its total to 2.72 million, up 71% year-on-year. Paying subscribers for TV Now in Germany doubled year on year to 1.718 million, up from 857,000 at the end of March 2020 RTL said that its strategic […]

RTL posts improved advertising numbers as streaming subs soar

Broadcasting group RTL has made a modest comeback in the third quarter, with ad revenues close to being on a par with 2019 – a much better performance than anticipated – and streaming subscriber numbers rising by a third year-on-year. RTL had 1.79 million subscribers to its German RTL Now and Dutch Videoland streaming services […]

TV Now and Videoland bright spots for RTL Group in Q1

RTL Group has seen positive growth for its streaming services, with TV Now and Videoland up 34% year-over-year to reach 1.53 million.  The company said that the introduction of lockdown measures in mid-March has contributed to a higher growth rate of its streaming services. Groupe M6’s streaming service 6play saw an additional one million users […]

RTL-owned Videoland goes 4K with 24i

RTL-owned video-on-demand service Videoland has partnered with TV application developer 24i Media to launch a new 4K, Ultra High Definition (UHD) smart TV app. Videoland, which serves the Dutch and Belgian markets, will initially be available as a 4K app on Samsung, LG and Sony smart TVs. 24i Media said that with the launch of […]