Nitro (German TV channel)

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Nitro
Nitro Logo.svg
Launched1 April 2012 (2012-04-01)
NetworkMediengruppe RTL Deutschland
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share1.5% (December 2017 (2017-12), KEK)
SloganFernsehen für Helden
(television for heroes)
CountryGermany
Formerly calledRTL Nitro (2012–2017)
Sister channel(s)RTL
RTL II
RTL Crime
RTL Living
RTL Passion
RTLplus
Super RTL
Websitewww.nitro-tv.de
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel numbers vary on each region
Satellite
Astra 1L (Europe, North Africa)12188 H / 27500 / 3/4 (SD / FTA)
Cable
Kabel DeutschlandChannel 209 (SD)
Channel 216 (HD)
NetCologneChannel 42
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)Channel 38 (HD)
IPTV
Telekom EntertainChannel 70 (SD/HD)
A1 TV (Austria)Channel 17 (SD)

Nitro is a German free-to-air television channel owned by the RTL Group.

Conception[edit]

The slogan of Nitro is „Fernsehen für Helden“ (television for heroes). It describes itself as a "premium entertainment channel" ("Premium-Unterhaltungssender") for a widespread audience.[1] It is mainly targeted at males aged between 20 and 59.[2]

The program contains many old German and American series and films, but also first runs of some American series like Modern Family, Nurse Jackie or Chase.

On 2 April 2012, the video on demand site RTL Nitro Now launched, where several shows can be viewed seven days after airing.

Nitro HD[edit]

Nitro HD, a high definition simulcast of Nitro, was launched on 28 August 2012 on cable provider Kabel Deutschland, and became available via NetCologne on 1 September 2012.[3] Broadcast of RTL Nitro HD via Satellite started on 8 April 2014, available with a HD+ subscription.

Programming[edit]

Original programming (from RTL Group)[edit]

Magazines[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

TV Series[edit]

Imported programming (American)[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

TV series[edit]

Audience share[edit]

Germany[edit]

January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual average
2012[4] - - - - - - - 0.4% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.3%
2013[5] 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 1.0% Increase 0.7%
2014[6] 1.0% 1.0% 1.2% 1.3% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.5% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% Increase 1.3%
2015[7] 1.3% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.6% 1.4% 1.5% 1.5% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% Increase 1.4%
2016[8] 1.3% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.4% 1.4% Decrease 1.3%
2017[9] 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.7% 1.5% Increase 1.6%
2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neuer RTL-Sender: Fernsehen für Sofahelden". die tageszeitung. 1 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Mediadaten RTL Nitro: Positionierung".
  3. ^ "RTL Nitro HD ab 1. September auch bei Netcologne".
  4. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2012" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  5. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2013" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  6. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2014" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2015" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  8. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2016" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  9. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2017" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

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