RTL Televizija

Launched 30 April 2004
Owned by RTL Group (100%)
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
Slogan RTL – Your television[1][2]
Country Croatia
Headquarters Zagreb
Sister channel(s) RTL 2
RTL Kockica
RTL Living
RTL Crime
RTL Passion
Website www.rtl.hr

RTL Televizija is a Croatian commercial broadcaster with national availability that has been broadcasting since 30 April 2004.

RTL Televizija is 99.9% owned by the RTL Group.[3]

It was launched as the second commercial television network with national concession in Croatia, the first being Nova TV.

On 15 May 2014, RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, announced the appointment of Henning Tewes, Managing Director of the news provider Enex, as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RTL Hrvatska with effect from 1 July 2014. Tewes succeed Johannes Züll who left RTL Group to become CEO at the German production company Studio Hamburg. Following a proposal from Henning Tewes, Ivan Lovreček, than Editor-in-chief of RTL Hrvatska and a member of the company's Executive Board, was promoted to Deputy CEO of RTL Hrvatska, also effective 1 July 2014.


Own production

Since going on air, RTL Televizija has been broadcasting its own daily news program. On working days, there are three news broadcasts, Monday to Thursday RTL Vijesti at 16:30 and RTL Danas at 18:30 CET and late news and current affairs RTL Direkt around 22:15 CET. On Fridays and weekends, there are two news programme, RTL Vijesti at 16:30 and RTL Danas at 18:30 CET.

Since the very beginning, the station has been producing its own content, such as daily talk show Sanja, dating game show Srcolovka, quiz show Veto, entertainment show Salto, talk music show Retromanija, daily soap opera Zabranjena ljubav (Forbidden Love), magazine shows Exploziv and Exkluziv, later Exkluziv Tabloid. RTL Televizija also produced the Croatian version of Big Brother, which was the most popular television program in Croatia when it aired. In 2006, the station also started to produce their own sitcom, Bibin svijet (Biba's World). Talk show Studio 45, drama series Ne daj se, Nina!, Krv nije voda, K.T.2, Policijska patrola, shows Život nogometaša and Moja 3 zida, fashion show Top Model by Tatjana Jurić, culinary shows Večera za 5 and Punom parom were also RTL produced programme. More recent productions include game show Pobijedi Šolu, sitcom Kriza, co-production with FIST production, quiz show Pet na pet, qame shows Tko će ga znati! and Tog se nitko nije sjetio!, docu-soap Ljubav je na selu, drama series Ruža vjetrova, Tajne, Vatre ivanjske, music show Hrvatski broj jedan, culinary shows Kuhar i pol, Tri, dva, jedan - peci!, Tri, dva, jedan - kuhaj!, magazine show Sve u šest and music show X Factor Adria, co-production of with Prva Srpska Televizija.

Some of the other popular reality shows from their own production included Dvornikovi (The Dvornik Family), a 2006 series similar to The Osbournes and featuring the family of the late Croatian musician Dino Dvornik, Knjaz's entertainment shows Mjenjačnica, Koledžicom po svijetu, Najveći hrvatski misteriji. Mijenjam ženu was the Croatian version of Wife Swap.

Other productions

RTL Televizija have also broadcast several foreign TV series, including Alarm für Cobra 11, a popular action series produced by the German RTL, as well as American crime series such as CSI, Cold Case and many more. Throughout the years, the station have also broadcast a variety of American sitcoms and Turkish drama series. They are also regularly broadcasting a variety of movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to TV movies, B-movies and European cinema, including some of the movies produced in the former Yugoslav countries.


Since the very beginnings, RTL Televizija have been broadcasting daily sports news during all of their daily news programs. The majority of their sports program has otherwise always consisted of various association football matches. Between 2004 and 2007, they were regularly broadcasting the away matches of the Croatian national football team, but since 2008 these matches are again broadcast by Croatia's public broadcaster HRT.

Throughout the years, RTL Televizija have also been broadcasting some other international football matches, including some of those played during the final tournament of the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. They have also been broadcasting some club football matches, starting with FA Cup matches and eventually going on to broadcast one Premier League match live each weekend since September 2008. Their Premier League broadcasts are mostly focused on the clubs with at least one Croatian player.

RTL Televizija occasionally also broadcast boxing bouts and the highlights of the Red Bull Air Race events. They also bought the TV rights for all the matches of the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship, which was held in Croatia. This proved to be a big hit to Croatia's public broadcaster HRT, who even threatened to take legal action against RTL after they refused to sell them the rights to broadcast the match highlights during their news programs.[4]

In 2015, RTL Televizija broadcast matches from 2015 World Men's Handball Championship. RTL Televizija viewers were able to watch all the matches of Croatian national team, semi-finals, finals, as well as chosen matches in groups – altogether 24 matches and 31 studio shows. In Qatar, RTL team consisted of by Filip Brkić who, with the assistance of former handball Croatian national team player, current coach and now RTL commentator and handball expert Zlatko Saračević, presented the matches. In studio in Zagreb, Nino Štambuk and Croatian national team player Blaženko Lacković and Mirza Džomba commented the matches, altogether with legendary Croatian sport TV presenter Božo Sušec.

Since 2013 RTL is broadcasting show RTL Liga about MAXtv Prva Liga. It airs on Sundays at 22:40 CET. Presenters are Filip Brkić and Nino Štambuk. Joško jeličić is their color commentator. In each show there is another guest.

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