|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Parent||Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland|
|Launched||1 April 2012|
|Former names||RTL Nitro (2012–2017)|
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel numbers vary on each region|
Nitro is a German free-to-air television channel owned by the RTL Group.
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. It is mainly targeted at males aged between 20 and 59.
The program contains many old German and American series and films, but also first runs of some American series such as 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, 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. Broadcast of RTL Nitro HD via Satellite started on 8 April 2014, available with a HD+ subscription.