RTL Nitro

RTL Nitro ( [ ni ː tʁo ] ) is a division of RTL Group, will be broadcast on the main series, sitcoms and movies. The transmitter is digitally via satellite, cable, Telekom Entertain and VodafoneTV receivable. He went 1 April 2012 at 0:01 clock with the psychological thriller One Hour Photo on air.


The slogan of the station is " television for heroes." He sees himself as a " premium entertainment channel ," which appeals to a wide audience, in the long term but puts the emphasis on a " male -oriented program mix ", aimed at the male audience between 20 and 59 years.

Besides usually rather old films and television series from Germany and the USA, the U.S. series Modern Family, Nurse Jackie and Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase are shown as German premieres.

The British band The Overtones were testimonial of the transmitter and accompanied the transmitter start acoustically and visually. Meanwhile, the Irish rock band Kopek took over this role.

On April 2, 2012, the video-on -demand portal has been enabled on the selected programs can be downloaded free of charge at least seven days after transmission.


Each evening has a fixed theme. The focus and prime-time program of weekdays customize as follows:

  • Monday - documentation ( Factual Entertainment ): eg Ice Road Truckers
  • Tuesday - movies
  • Wednesday - U.S. series " Action and Crime": eg, Boston Legal
  • Thursday - sitcoms: for example, Modern Family, Raising Hope
  • Friday - movies and series: for example, Knight Rider, Transporter: The Series
  • Saturday - German Series: eg Alarm for Cobra 11 - The Motorway Police
  • Sunday - Focus: science fiction and fantasy, for example, Superman - Lois & Clark, Moonbase Alpha 1, Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica, SeaQuest DSV, Highlander ( TV series). In the so-called Prime Time, there is only thrillers like " CSI ."

The morning program is open weekdays equipped with crime series. Series like Law & Order, Quincy, The Rockford Files - Just call Charlie's Angels and Knight Rider run as repeating until lunchtime. In the afternoon, the transmitter displays the programs mentioned above again. Sitcoms, of which from Monday to Friday is a double episode airs are, for example, Who 's the Boss? and Listen, Home Improvement. On weekend mornings Smallville and Columbo are on the program.

For the years 2012/13 transmitter head Schäferkordt announced alongside a new season of Modern Family and Nurse Jackie also new U.S. series, such as Alcatraz or Covert Affairs, in German free- TV premiere on. With shows like Prison Break and American Dad is used, but also on well-tried.


  • Satellite: Astra 1L via digital, 19.2 ° East, frequency 12.188 GHz horizontal, symbol rate 27500, Video PID 173, Audio PID 146, Service ID 12061 ( RTLNITRO takes over the previously occupied by VOX Switzerland channel position); not to be confused with the pay-TV channel NITRO of Digital
  • Cable: currently at NetCologne, Kabel BW ( on the RTL World channel ), cable Germany and Unity Media (depending on the former channel position of Deluxe Music ). Since August 2013 some areas also analogous, since December 2013, in North Rhine -Westphalia instead of Bavarian television.
  • IPTV: Telekom Entertain and VodafoneTV.

RTL Nitro HD

Since August 28, 2012 a high-resolution version of the transmitter for cable Germany is to be received, which is also available at Unity Media since September 1, also at NetCologne and from 15 October 2013. A broadcast of HD offshoot takes place on 8 April 2014, via satellite HD .

Ratings and market share

As of July 2, 2012 the station's ratings were first released. So posted Monday, June 25, 2012, despite the first run, a total of only 0.3% in the target demographic. However, Much better come apparently the repetition of crime series such as CSI: Miami or Law & Order, on. There the daily market share in the target group was 0.8 % on 1 July 2012. On average, the station achieved a market share of 0.4 % in 2012.