Nitro
Nitro Logo.svg
CountryGermany
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerRTL Group
ParentMediengruppe RTL Deutschland
Sister channelsRTL
RTL Zwei
RTL Crime
RTL Living
RTL Passion
RTL Up
Super RTL
History
Launched1 April 2012 (2012-04-01)
Former namesRTL Nitro (2012–2017)
Links
Websitewww.nitro-tv.de
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel numbers vary on each region
Logo from 2012 until 2017
Logo from 2012 until 2017

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

Conception

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 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

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

Original programming (from RTL Group)

Magazines

Entertainment

TV Series

Imported programming

Entertainment

Current
Former

TV series

Current
Former

Audience share

Germany

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

  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.