RTL Televizija

RTL Televizija is a Croatian free-to-air television network that was launched in 30 April 2004. It is 99.9% owned by the RTL Group.[3]

RTL Televizija
Launched30 April 2004 (2004-04-30)
Owned byRTL Group (100%)
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share14.30% (2018, AGB Television Network, )
SloganRTL - Tvoja Televizija (RTL – Your television)[1][2]
Sister channel(s)RTL 2
RTL Kockica
RTL Living
RTL Crime
RTL Passion
RTL Croatia World

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 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. Since 2018 music show Zvijezde.

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.


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.

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]

Audience share

  • 2004 :7.3%
  • 2005:6.2%
  • 2006:5.9%
  • 2007:5.3%
  • 2008:5.1%
  • 2009:4.4%
  • 2010:4.2%
  • 2011:4.3%
  • 2012:3.2%
  • 2013:4.2%
  • 2014:4.4%
  • 2015:2.2%
  • 2016:2.2%
  • 2017:6.3%
  • 2018:7.3%

Audience share (target: 18–49)

  • 2004 : 29.5%
  • 2005 : 28.6%
  • 2006 : 28.6%
  • 2008 : 26.4%
  • 2009 : 26.2%
  • 2010 : 26.1%
  • 2011 : 26.4%
  • 2015 : 13,4%


Advertising share

The following information is from

  • 2004 : 16.3%
  • 2005 : 38.4%
  • 2006 : 42.9%


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