RTL Telekids is a Dutch pay television kids channel owned by RTL Nederland. In addition, RTL Telekids is broadcasting as a youth block on television channel RTL 8 during daytime. Like the rest of the Dutch RTL network, RTL Telekids is officially a Luxembourg channel that does not have to adhere to the Dutch media law. As Luxembourg has no real regulator, the channel is also not monitored.
|Launched||3 September 2012|
|Owned by||RTL Group|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channel(s)||RTL 4|
|Canal Digitaal||Channel 62 (SD)|
|Ziggo||Channel 312 (HD)|
|Caiway||Channel 119 (SD)|
|DELTA||Channel 258 (SD)|
|Kabel Noord||Channel 209 (SD)|
|KPN||Channel 59 (SD)|
|T-Mobile Netherlands||Channel 170 (SD)|
|Tele2 Netherlands||Channel 216 (SD)|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
On 19 August 2010 RTL announced that the name RTL Telekids would be used for a new youth block on RTL 8. A big difference with the former programme Telekids is that the broadcast is no longer done by a presenter from the studio.
Originally RTL Telekids would start on 4 October 2010. However, on 1 October 2010, there was a car collision on the motorway A59 where a woman and three children were killed in a car accident on their way to the Efteling, where the filming would take place for the program, De Schatkamer, which is part of RTL Telekids. Out of respect for the victims' families the launch of RTL Telekids had been postponed for two weeks until 18 October 2010.
The digital channel RTL Telekids can be received through Ziggo and Caiway since 3 September 2012, also it can be received through KPN and Telfort since 1 July 2015. It is the third digital channel of RTL.