RTL-Deutschland is maintaining its existing contract for Standard Definition broadcasting of its FTA channels with SES.
The complete package of the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available via SES’s ASTRA satellites at the prime orbital location of 19.2 degrees East, which reaches 118 million TV homes across Europe. The channel line-up includes RTL, VOX, ntv, Nitro, RTLplus, Supr RTL, Toggo plus and RTLZWEI, as well as the regional programmes. The new channel VOXup, which was launched on 1 December 2019, is also part of the agreement. All broadcasts will be transmitted in the MPEG-2 SD format till 2024. This is a major contract renewal for SES.