RTL Group launches Pan-European Webvertising Network

Luxembourg, 16 October 2000. RTL Group is stepping up its New Media activities and has launched, a pan-European network for advertising on the Internet. With nine offices in six countries, is offering advertisers the unique possibility of running international Web campaigns on branded quality sites all over Europe and combine them with their classical media approaches. gives access to 75 top European websites, including the online presences of RTL Group’s TV and radio properties such as in Germany, in France or in the UK but also branded sites of network partners like and in France, the game site Bananalotto in France and the UK, in Germany or in Belgium.

With, we leverage our broad European presence and expand our number one position as Europe’s leading media sales house into the new media, says Didier Bellens, Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group. We continue to create Group synergies as well as attractive offers to internationally acting advertising clients. is spanning Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and has been built by the experienced national teams of the Europe-wide sales organisation IP, part of RTL Group. The sales houses of the network today have branded sites with more than 150 million monthly page impressions and more than 200 million ad impressions. is based on the innovative and leading ”DART” technology of the US-High-tech-company DoubleClick Technology Solutions. “DART” allows to place targeted advertisements in form of banners, buttons or rich media formats on the network’s portfolio of sites.

Says Johannes Züll, Senior Vice President Internet & New Technologies of RTL Group: We have formed a unique platform and a broad network - following one strategy, applying one technology and establishing a unified brand name. is well positioned to offer excellent cross media packages including TV, radio, videotext and audiotext along with Internet advertising. Through its regional presence, it guarantees an unparalleled customer response. With its innovative technology, it is designed to deliver high level performance in campaign design, planning, execution and reporting and combines efficiency with innovation.”

For further inquiries :
RTL Group
Markus Payer
Head of Media Relations
Tel: (+352 42142-5020)