RTL Crime (German TV channel)

RTL Crime is a German pay television channel owned by the RTL Group. The channel was launched on 27 November 2006. Its programming is centred towards action and crime series.

RTL Crime
Launched27 November 2006 (2006-11-27)
NetworkMediengruppe RTL Deutschland
Owned byRTL Group
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share0.1% (April 2018 (2018-04), KEK)
LanguageGerman, English
Broadcast areaGermany, Austria, Switzerland
HeadquartersCologne, Germany
Sky DeutschlandChannel 137 (SD)
Channel 117 (HD)
Kabel DeutschlandChannel 336 (HD)
UnitymediaChannel 526 (SD)
Channel 226 (HD)
UPC Austria (Switzerland)Channel 258 (HD)
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)Channel 130 (HD)
Telekom EntertainChannel 208 (HD)


Since 1 October 2007, RTL Crime was launched on Sky Deutschland.[1] In 1 September 2011, a localised feed of the channel was launched in the Netherlands.

In 15 May 2012, the channel launched its own high-definition simulcast feed, which started to be carried on Unitymedia. In 25 September 2014, RTL Crime HD was launched on Sky Deutschland.

Since 1 August 2017, the channel is also available in HD at Kabel Deutschland in the "HD Premium" package.[2]


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  2. "Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland - Kommunikation". kommunikation.mediengruppe-rtl.de. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. "Wunschliste". wunschliste.de. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2016" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2017" (PDF). kek-online.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  6. "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2018" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
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