RTL Group

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No longer registered as of 16 Feb 2021 - Registration as it was on 13 Feb 2020
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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    RTL Group   (RTL)

    EU Transparency Register

    59267165790-45 First registered on 05 May 2011

    Goals / Remit

    RTL Group is a leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 60 television channels, eight video-on-demand platforms and 30 radio stations. RTL Group also produces content throughout the world and owns several rapidly growing digital video businesses. The television portfolio of Europe’s largest broadcaster includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. RTL Group’s families of TV channels are either the number one or number two in eight European countries. The Group’s flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg. RTL Group’s content production arm, Fremantle, is one of the largest international creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. Fremantle has an international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries, producing over 12,700 hours of original programming and distributing over 20,000 hours of content worldwide. Combining the on-demand services of its broadcasters, the multi-platform networks BroadbandTV, Divimove, United Screens and Fremantle’s more than 300 YouTube channels, RTL Group has become the leading European media company in online video. RTL Group also owns the advanced video ad serving platform SpotX. For more information, please visit RTLGroup.com

    Main EU files targeted

    - Our main focus is the Digital Single Market
    - Review of EU copyright rules/online transmissions/intellectual property
    - AVMS Directive implementation
    - Online Platform regulation
    - Data protection reform/e-privacy
    - Advertising regulation
    - Online disinformation/fake news
    - Access to data
    - Competition policy


    Head Office
    Boulevard Pierre Frieden, 43
    Luxembourg 1543
    EU Office
    Avenue des Gaulois, 3
    Brussels 1040
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 23 Aug 2019 22 Aug 2020
    Mr Erard Gilles 18 Apr 2019 18 Apr 2020
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 28 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2019
    Mr Theofanis Kakarnias 29 Mar 2018 11 Jan 2019
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 06 Sep 2017 28 Aug 2018
    Mr Theofanis Kakarnias 21 Feb 2017 02 Feb 2018
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 05 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 12 Sep 2015 06 Sep 2016
    Mr Bernardo DORES MARTINS DE MATOS 30 May 2015 31 Mar 2016
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 30 Sep 2014 12 Sep 2015
    Mr Bernardo DORES MARTINS DE MATOS 12 Jun 2014 30 May 2015
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 23 Oct 2013 30 Sep 2014
    Mr Bernardo DORES MARTINS DE MATOS 14 May 2013 09 May 2014
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 07 Nov 2012 23 Oct 2013
    Ms Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 17 Jan 2012 07 Nov 2012
    Mrs Linda Teresa TRYTSMAN - GRAY 17 Jan 2012 03 Nov 2012

    Complementary Information

    Lyn Trytsman-Gray, Senior Vice President European Affairs
    Erard Gilles, European Affairs Policy Manager

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Association of Commercial Television in Europe (18574111503-28), European Policy Centre (89632641000-47), Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (43167137250-27), European Broadcasting Union (93288301615-56), Association of Television and Radio Sales Houses (1977807375-62)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    187,000 € (Source: Project: "Compelling Reasons to Vote" - multiannual workprogramme for grants in the area of communication (2016-2019), European Parliament)

    Other financial info

    The calculation of costs of activities falling under the scope of the register is made according to the EU's Transparency Register Compliance Guidelines (http://europa.eu/transparency-register/pdf/guideline_en.pdf) 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.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Occasional organisation of informal debates on EU policy issues of interest. Participation in events organised by inter alia ACT and egta. Regular attendance at events on issues of interest.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    18 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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