RTL expands catch-up TV on German cable

June 5, 2014 10.10 Europe/London By Jörn Krieger

RTL Now Familie (Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland)German commercial broadcast group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland now provides the customers of Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland with its complete portfolio of catch-up TV services.

RTL II Now, Super RTL Now, RTL Nitro Now and n-tv Now were integrated into Kabel Deutschland’s video-on-demand (VOD) portal Select Video. RTL Now and VOX Now have been available on the platform since December 2013.

RTL NowThrough RTL’s catch-up TV services which Kabel Deutschland offers in TV broadcast quality viewers can access full-length TV programmes – in most cases after their initial broadcast, in some cases ahead of their TV airing. After seven days, the programmes are shifted into the archive.

“With the integration of further Now services of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, our video-on-demand offering Select Video becomes even more attractive. The content of all major commercial TV broadcasters is now also available at Kabel Deutschland at the touch of a button,” said Rolf Wierig, vice president content & co-operations at Kabel Deutschland. “We thereby take into account both the extended TV viewing habits of our customers and the expansion of the business models of our channel partners.”

Select Video is currently available to 3.7 million households in the coverage area of Kabel Deutschland.