RTL 4 was the first private station, which received a broadcasting slot in the Dutch cable. He started on 2 October 1989 under the name RTL Veronique. RTL 4 is part of the RTL Nederland, which also includes RTL 5, RTL 7 and RTL 8 belong.

As RTL Véronique started, private stations were still prohibited in the Netherlands and the station broadcast from Luxembourg and was officially reported as Luxembourg station. RTL Veronique was a collaboration of the staff of Veronica ( Lex Harding and Ruud Hendriks ) and the CLT. In June 1990, the station was renamed RTL 4 because it was the fourth full program to Nederland 1, Nederland 2 and Nederland 3. The name change was preceded by a massive advertising campaign, in which the Dutch were invited to RTL Veronique save on position 4 ( Zet'm op 4 ). From the end of 1989 RTL 4 was also broadcast 19.2 ° E analog via the Astra satellite. For copyright reasons shows like series and movies had to be encrypted. Was used to the easily decipherable Luxcrypt. Meanwhile sends RTL 4 in the Netherlands and Luxembourg on Freeview, cable and satellite.