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. Conversely 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 as part of an accelerated flow strategy.
RTL II Break 2003
RTL II Break End 2003
RTL II Endcap 2003
RTL II Endcap V2 2003
RTL II (Break - Krass Schule) - 2019
First launched in March 1993, RTL II is a second German entertainment channel from RTL Group, largely airing a mix of imported series and reality TV shows. Winter 2019 presentation on the channels features various personalities from shows on the channel filmed in a mountain chalet setting, making symbols to represent '2'. The break opening sting features the names of those appearing, and for this one the stars of Krass Schule, a scripted reality docu-soap, feature.
RTL II (Break End - Krass Schule) - 2019
RTL II (Break - Victor) - 2019
RTL II (Break End) - 2019
RTL II (Promo) - 2019
RTL II News (Update) - 2019
RTL II (Break - Jule, Dolly & Mark) - 2019
RTL II (Break End - Jule, Dolly & Mark) - 2019
RTL II (Break - Giovanni & Jana Ina) - 2019
RTL II (Break - Milka Loff Fernandes) - 2019
RTL II (Break End - Milka Loff Fernandes) - 2019
RTL II (Break - Tobi & Marcellino) - 2019
RTL II (Break End - Tobi & Marcellino) - 2019
RTL II (Break - Eva Brenner) - 2019
RTL II (Break End) - 2019
RTL II (Break - Det Müller) - 2019
RTL II (Break End - Det Müller) - 2019
RTL Zwei (Break End - Det Müller) - 2019
October 2019 saw a graphical refresh for German station RTLII. Out went the name and logo that had served them in various forms for the past 20 years in favour of a new name 'RTL Zwei'. Despite a refreshed graphical style, break bumpers remained largely the same, complete with the same tagline as had appeared previously. Here Det Müller appears again in one of the refreshed break bumpers.
RTL Zwei (Break) - 2019
A new break bumper, designed to show the changeover from old to new logo for RTL Zwei. Clearly not done on quite the same budget as the existing bumpers it appears alongside.
RTL Zwei (Break End) - 2019
The accompanying end of break bumper, only showing the new logo now with the 'Zeig Mir Mehr' tagline.
RTL Zwei (Break - Berlin Tag & Nacht) - 2019
An updated break opening bumper from post-October rebrand. This time featuring characters from reality soap 'Berlin Tag & Nacht'.
RTL Zwei (Break - Die Wollnys) - 2019
Another refreshed break bumper for RTL Zwei, this time featuring characters from the channel's scripted reality show 'Die Wollnys'.
RTL Zwei (Break - Matthias Malmedie) - 2019
German presenter Matthias Malmedie appears in this break bumper for RTL Zwei, from after the refresh.
RTL Zwei (Break End - Matthias Malmedie) - 2019
The accompanying end of break bumper featuring Matthias Malmedie, complete with the channel tagline once more.
RTL Zwei (Redesign Promo) - 2019
For the October 2019 rebrand, an extended trailer was produced to introduce the new graphics. Shorter edits of this were then used in various junctions in the days following the launch of the look.
RTL Zwei (Promo) - 2019
An example of the updated trailer style from October 2019 for RTL Zwei, here trailering multiple car shows on the channel.
RTL Zwei (Sting) - 2019
A short yellow sting for RTL Zwei, featuring the same graphical style, tagline, and similar background music to the regular break bumpers.
RTL Zwei (Break - Patrick, Bo and Chico) - 2019
More stars from the channel's reality soap Köln 50667 appear in this break bumper for RTL Zwei.
RTL Zwei (Break End - Patrick, Bo and Chico) - 2019
Patrick, Bo and Chico appear again in the accompanying end of break bumper for RTL Zwei.