~ RTL II (Germany) ~
The second of the RTL Branded German channels launched in 1993. Despite having the name 'RTL', its actually only about 30% owned by the group. It's odd considering the channel 'Vox', which is nearly 100% owned by the group, doesn't have the 'RTL' name anywhere in it's title!
Unlike UK channels, the German channels dont use idents very often (some dont have them at all), usually cutting straight from an advert into the programme. When they are used, there's no live continuity over them. To make up for it, breakbumpers at the start and end of the adverts are animated, with audio, almost like a mini-ident. Credits are often truncated off programmes too. In all the time I was watching, (admittedly not much) I strangely never even saw a single programme promo, which I found odd, as I know they exist.
RTL II Break 2003
The Break Bumper used on RTL 2. As this was recorded during the afternoon, when lot's of Animé programming is shown on the channel, this may be a special version for that time of day. That would explain the use of Japanese symbols! I dont watch the channel during primetime, so cant confirm this theory myself.