Private broadcaster RTL is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an anniversary special. Instead of focusing on the actual birthday on January 2, “40 Years of RTL – The Big Anniversary Quiz” will air on January 6 at 8:15 PM KST. The prime-time show competes with other programs such as “Little vs. Big” for the former.
The online portal “DWDL” reports that experienced broadcaster Sonja Zietlow has the honor of hosting the anniversary broadcast. Having been part of the RTL family for over 22 years, Zietlow is proud to be part of this special event. “RTL is of course my RTL,” she stresses, and looks forward to the high-profile guests who will enrich the show.
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Unlike previous anniversary shows, this time RTL uses a quiz format. Three two-person teams, consisting of such famous personalities as Günter Jauch, Ilka Pessin, Frauke Ludwig, Wolfgang Bahro, Oliver Geisen and Daniel Hartwich, will make their way through four decades of special television. Classics such as “Castle on Lake Wörthersee”, forest tests and sporting highlights are featured in the game’s various rounds.
i&u TV is responsible for producing “40 Years of RTL”. In addition, the broadcaster promised “secretly recorded scenes from the celebrities’ first day of work at RTL”, but without explaining further details of how this would be implemented.
Sonia Zitlow can’t wait to host the show: “I’m so proud to be able to host this special show. The guests are just amazing! It’s great to welcome RTL’s A-list stars to the show. There’s no better way to celebrate RTL’s 40th birthday, it would be a birthday party amazing.
RTL, as one of Germany’s leading private broadcasters, has experienced many ups and downs over the past 40 years. The station has shaped the German television audience with a diverse program ranging from entertainment and informational programmes. The anniversary program ’40 Years of RTL – The Big Anniversary Quiz’ takes a look at the highlights of the past four decades and invites prominent faces to share their memories.
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