Channel 21 TV
The RTL shop was produced in the Coloneum in Cologne until September 2006. In the summer of 2006, a publication center with new management and new studios was set up in Hanover, which is to be published on October 1, 2006. A new edition of the product range is both the male target group and the customer. He was responsible for the construction and operation of the Cologne Radio Center (CBC), a subsidiary of the RTL group.
The RTL Store was part of the RTL Group’s diversification strategy, which aims to open up additional sources of income as well as classic advertising customers.
On February 19, 2008, it was announced that RTL will sell the RTL store in the first half of 2008. Since its release in 2001, the broadcaster has only suffered losses every year, even though it has been relocated and restructured from Cologne to Hanover.
During this time, Walter Freiwald left the tele-shopping channel in April 2008. The Munich-based investor group Aurelius AG was the new owner. The goal was to achieve profitability in the coming years.
On January 1, 2009, the RTL store gradually switched to channel 21, since the channel has been officially named since March 1, 2009. The names of the special offers have also changed: now the recommendation of the day, the bonus recommendation, only at this time (only in this hour) and the highlight of the week.
The logo was gradually changed. First RTL was replaced by channel 21, then it was painted orange and gray and then proportionally larger than the shop centered under channel 21.
From the second half of 2009 to September 30, 2012, there are also branches of Kanal 21 Express.
On January 1, 2010, Michael Oplesch, former director of the television station VIVA Germany, bought the first shares of Channel 21 from Centuere AG and Aurelius AG. On February 16, 2010, the complete sale of all shares in Kanal 21 to Centuere AG was announced.
The sale was fully legal on March 1, 2010. Michael Oplesch took over the management of the company. As announced on May 30, 2010, the founder and former managing director of EM.TV, EM.TV Thomas Haffa, has already taken over all shares in Centuere AG and has been since the transfer of the newly founded Kanal 21 Holding to Kanal 21 and Kanal 21 Express. On December 10, 2010, it was announced to the public that Channel 21 was at risk of bankruptcy. For this reason, most of the employees were laid off in December.
According to the media portal DWDL.de, Channel 21 planned to restructure in May 2012 in order to make the company economically sustainable. Accordingly, the Annual General Meeting decided to terminate almost all employees as of August 31, 2012. As of September 2012, only 15 employees should be present at the station.
The restructuring was due to the critical fiscal year that many of its suppliers lost, including Channel 21 cookware. The Wollpfannen shopping channel has become one of the few main suppliers and is now promoting its competitor QVC. As of now, Kanal 21 still uses the brands of the “Maxx” series registered in teleshopping and no original branded products.
Channel 21 TV Free Frequency
|Position||Satellite||Beam EIRP (dBW)||Frequency||System||SR FEC||Encryption||Packages||Lang.||Source|
|19.2°E||Astra 1L||Europe Ku||10964 H||22000||Ger|
|19.2°E||Astra 1N||Pan Europe||12148 H||DVB-S||27500||Ger||SES|
|9.0°E||Eutelsat 9B||Wide||11785 H||DVB-S2||27500||Ger||F Dibba|