RTL Group (RTL)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2015 - 01/12/2015

Lobbyists declared: 1.75 FTE (2)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 1


Meetings with European Commission: 14

Lobbying costs over the years:


RTL Group (RTL)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

59267165790-45 (First registered: 05 May 2011)

Goals / Remit

With 60 television channels and 31 radio stations in twelve countries, RTL Group is the leading European entertainment network. The Luxembourg-based company operates TV channels and radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia and South East Asia. It is one of the world’s leading producers of television content such as talent and game shows, drama, daily soaps and telenovelas, including the Young Pope, American Gods, Idols, Got Talent, The X Factor, Good Times - Bad Times and Family Feud.

RTL Group is also the leading European media company in online video, combining the catch-up services of its broadcasters, the multi-channel networks BroadbandTV and StyleHaul, FremantleMedia's more than 215 YouTube channels and the programmatic video advertising platform SpotXchange.

RTL Group strives to provide its audiences with high quality audiovisual content. We are acutely aware of the special nature of the media business as both an opinion former and information provider, and the responsibilities of a media company toward its communities. Our aim is to offer a broad range of content addressing all of society including both quality information and popular entertainment. The wide range of our activities and initiatives reflects our decentralised corporate structure.


- Review of EU copyright rules - Review of AVMS Directive - Online Platform regulation - Telecoms Single Market - Data protection reform - Radio Spectrum Policy - Advertising regulation


Head office:
Boulevard Pierre Frieden, 45
Luxembourg 1543,

Tel: 352 2486 0

Belgium office:
Avenue des Gaulois, 3
Brussels 1040,

Tel: 32 22308675