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Profile of registrant

RTL Group

Identification number in the register: 59267165790-45
Registration date: 05/05/11 12:40:35

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/04/14 11:49:10
The date of the last annual update was 17/04/14 11:49:10

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: RTL Group
Acronym: RTL
Legal status: S.A.
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Guillaume de Posch and Ms. Anke Schäferkordt
Position: Co-CEOs

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Lyn Trytsman-Gray
Position: Senior Vice President European Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 45 Boulevard Pierre Frieden 
Luxembourg 1543
Telephone number: (+352) 2486 0
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Bernardo Matos
European Affairs Policy Manager
+32 2 230 86 75

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: With 56 television channels and 27 radio stations in twelve countries, RTL Group is the leading European entertainment network. The Luxembourg-based company operates TV channels and radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, India and South East Asia. It is one of the world’s leading producers of television content such as talent and game shows, drama, daily soaps and telenovelas, including Idols, Got Talent, The X Factor, Good Times - Bad Times and Family Feud.

RTL Group strives to provide its audiences with high quality products. We are acutely aware of the special nature of the media business, as both an opinion former and information provider, and the responsibilities of a media company towards its communities. Our aim is to offer a broad range of content addressing all of society including both quality information and popular entertainment. The wide range of our activities and initiatives reflects our decentralised corporate structure.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information: Lyn Trytsman-Gray, Senior Vice President European Affairs;
Bernardo Matos, European Affairs Policy Manager

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 23/10/13 21/10/14
Bernardo DORES MARTINS DE MATOS 12/06/14 10/06/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- Audiovisual media policy
- Intellectual property and copyright
- Digital agenda
- Advertising
- Information society

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Enterprise
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

ACT, European Policy Centre, EBU, EGTA

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 200000  € - 250000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 91,485 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The calculation of costs of activities falling under the scope of the register is made according to the EU's Transparency Register Compliance Guidelines ( and the corresponding guidelines of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP). It does not include association membership fees as the associations of which RTL Group is a member are registered. Both European Affairs employees are signatories to the SEAP Code of Conduct.

Funding: European Parliament grant received by RTL Group for the production of radio programmes in Germany, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg to promote citizen engagement in the 2014 European elections.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Both European Affairs employees have subscribed to the code of conduct of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) -