RTL Klub announces best year

Execs credit '02 profits to 20% increase in ad revs

BUDAPEST — Hungarian commercial broadcaster RTL Klub, controlled by pan-European broadcaster RTL, announced after-tax profits of HUF 2 billion ($8.8 million) in 2002, its best year since hitting the airwaves five years ago.

For years the underdog in a rating war with Hungary’s only other commercial national net SBS-controlled TV2, RTL Klub rose to the No. 1 spot in late 2001.

RTL execs credit 2002 profits to the 20% increase in ad revenues due to its first-place status. TV2 is fighting to regain the top slot: it began airing “Big Brother” in the fall against RTL Klub’s copycat reality skein “Real World.”

More TV

  • AMERICAN IDOL - "117 (Top 5)"

    'American Idol' Finale: Three Finalists Will Perform Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Journey Hits

    BUDAPEST — Hungarian commercial broadcaster RTL Klub, controlled by pan-European broadcaster RTL, announced after-tax profits of HUF 2 billion ($8.8 million) in 2002, its best year since hitting the airwaves five years ago. For years the underdog in a rating war with Hungary’s only other commercial national net SBS-controlled TV2, RTL Klub rose to the […]

  • Nicki Minaj Stars in Awesome Unaired

    Nicki Minaj Drops Fiery Verse in Awesome Unaired ‘Saturday Night Live’ Parody of Haim

    BUDAPEST — Hungarian commercial broadcaster RTL Klub, controlled by pan-European broadcaster RTL, announced after-tax profits of HUF 2 billion ($8.8 million) in 2002, its best year since hitting the airwaves five years ago. For years the underdog in a rating war with Hungary’s only other commercial national net SBS-controlled TV2, RTL Klub rose to the […]

  • Rachael Taylor, Krysten Ritter, Janet McTeer

    'Jessica Jones' Team on Genre Show's Timeliness, Being Ahead of the Curve on #MeToo

    BUDAPEST — Hungarian commercial broadcaster RTL Klub, controlled by pan-European broadcaster RTL, announced after-tax profits of HUF 2 billion ($8.8 million) in 2002, its best year since hitting the airwaves five years ago. For years the underdog in a rating war with Hungary’s only other commercial national net SBS-controlled TV2, RTL Klub rose to the […]

  • Daniel Palladino, Rachel Brosnahan, Marin Hinkle,

    'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Renewed for Season Three by Amazon (EXCLUSIVE)

    BUDAPEST — Hungarian commercial broadcaster RTL Klub, controlled by pan-European broadcaster RTL, announced after-tax profits of HUF 2 billion ($8.8 million) in 2002, its best year since hitting the airwaves five years ago. For years the underdog in a rating war with Hungary’s only other commercial national net SBS-controlled TV2, RTL Klub rose to the […]

  • 'SNL' Finale: Tina Fey Reprises Sarah

    'Saturday Night Live' Finale: Tina Fey Reprises Sarah Palin Role (Watch)

    BUDAPEST — Hungarian commercial broadcaster RTL Klub, controlled by pan-European broadcaster RTL, announced after-tax profits of HUF 2 billion ($8.8 million) in 2002, its best year since hitting the airwaves five years ago. For years the underdog in a rating war with Hungary’s only other commercial national net SBS-controlled TV2, RTL Klub rose to the […]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Tina Fey"

    'Saturday Night Live' Parodies the Royal Wedding Reception (Watch)

    BUDAPEST — Hungarian commercial broadcaster RTL Klub, controlled by pan-European broadcaster RTL, announced after-tax profits of HUF 2 billion ($8.8 million) in 2002, its best year since hitting the airwaves five years ago. For years the underdog in a rating war with Hungary’s only other commercial national net SBS-controlled TV2, RTL Klub rose to the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content