You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

RTL II gives Muslims notice

German web recognizes key Ramadan times

With Islamophobia on the rise in Europe and the topic of U.S. talkshows of every political stripe, the nearly 4 million Muslims in Germany heartily welcomed one small gesture promoting inclusion at the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Aug. 11.

German TV channel RTL II has launched a special service for Muslim viewers, informing them of the start and end of the daily fasting period by airing onscreen notices at dawn and dusk.

“You can theorize all you like about integration, but we wanted to send a clear signal. RTL II makes programs for all people and followers of all religions. Just as every year we acknowledge Christmas and Easter in our programming, we wanted to recognize our viewers of the Muslim faith during Ramadan,” says Carsten Molis, RTL II’s head of marketing.

More TV

  • Oscar-Nominated Film Editor Edward Abroms Dies

    Oscar-Nominated Film Editor Edward Abroms Dies at 82

    With Islamophobia on the rise in Europe and the topic of U.S. talkshows of every political stripe, the nearly 4 million Muslims in Germany heartily welcomed one small gesture promoting inclusion at the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Aug. 11. German TV channel RTL II has launched a special service for Muslim […]

  • Nashville

    'Nashville' Sets Series Finale Date on CMT

    With Islamophobia on the rise in Europe and the topic of U.S. talkshows of every political stripe, the nearly 4 million Muslims in Germany heartily welcomed one small gesture promoting inclusion at the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Aug. 11. German TV channel RTL II has launched a special service for Muslim […]

  • Saban Media Center Television Academy

    Television Academy Sets New Standards of Professional Conduct

    With Islamophobia on the rise in Europe and the topic of U.S. talkshows of every political stripe, the nearly 4 million Muslims in Germany heartily welcomed one small gesture promoting inclusion at the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Aug. 11. German TV channel RTL II has launched a special service for Muslim […]

  • Taye Diggs

    Taye Diggs Joins April Blair-Spencer Paysinger Pilot at CW

    With Islamophobia on the rise in Europe and the topic of U.S. talkshows of every political stripe, the nearly 4 million Muslims in Germany heartily welcomed one small gesture promoting inclusion at the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Aug. 11. German TV channel RTL II has launched a special service for Muslim […]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Drunk History' Renewed

    TV News Roundup: 'Drunk History' Renewed for Season 6 at Comedy Central

    With Islamophobia on the rise in Europe and the topic of U.S. talkshows of every political stripe, the nearly 4 million Muslims in Germany heartily welcomed one small gesture promoting inclusion at the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Aug. 11. German TV channel RTL II has launched a special service for Muslim […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content