n-tv is a German television news channel owned by the Bertelsmann
Bertelsmann AG is a multinational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. The company operates in 63 countries and employs 102,983 workers , which makes it the most international media corporation in the world. In 2008 the company reported a €16.118 billion consolidated...

 AG Media's RTL Group
RTL Group
RTL Group is Europe's largest TV, radio and production company, and is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. It has 45 television and 32 radio stations in 11 countries...

 and an affiliate network of CNN
Cable News Network is a U.S. cable news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States...

 since the networks creation in 1992.
n-tv screens news bulletins on the hour and half hour; in between, it broadcasts informational programmes and advertising. The news ticker and DOG position is like that of CNN since 2009.


n-tv began as a business development project at Time-Warner International which, under the leadership of then chairman Steve Ross, was looking for ways to grow its businesses internationally. Time-Warner at the time was a major shareholder in Turner Broadcasting, parent company of CNN (both now subsidiaries of Time-Warner) and began looking for ways to get into the news channel business internationally. In 1991, under the direction of Tom McGrath, the then-president of Time-Warner International Broadcasting, the company developed a strategy for Austria, Germany and the German speaking territories of Switzerland.

This in time led to the launch of the VIVA music TV channel, VOX network and several local TV stations. One of McGrath's pet projects was a German language 24-hour news channel. McGrath secured the last available transponder on the Kopernikus satellite
DFS Kopernikus
DFS-Kopernikus meaning Deutscher Fernmeldesatellit Kopernikus) was the name of three geostationary satellite of Deutsche Bundespost and later Deutsche Telekom AG...

 and secured several terrestrial television licenses for transmission of what would became n-tv. McGrath then recruited several German companies as partners including the Otto Group, APAX Partners and recruited Karl Kuhlo, an experienced German broadcaster as the CEO.
The current Chief Executive Officer is Hans Demmel.

Wall Street coverage

Several correspondents report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange is a stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at 13.39 trillion as of Dec 2010...

, the NASDAQ
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 and the New York Mercantile Exchange
New York Mercantile Exchange
The New York Mercantile Exchange is the world's largest physical commodity futures exchange. It is located at One North End Avenue in the World Financial Center in the Battery Park City section of Manhattan, New York City...

, including Jens Korte, Lars Halter
Lars Halter
Lars Halter is a German-American journalist and currently General Chairman of the German-American Steuben Parade....

 and Markus Koch.


  • Rommy Arndt
  • Gesa Eberl
  • Verena Fels
  • Jule Gölsdorf
  • Jennifer Knäble
  • Isabelle Körner
  • Nadja Kriewald (Foreign report)
  • Annett Möller
  • Ulrich von der Osten
  • Petra Schwarzenberg
  • Christiane Stein
  • Christoph Teuner (Chief moderator)
  • Michel Weber
  • Christoph Jens Hoffmann
  • David Oertling

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  • Sabrina Bauer (Frankfurter Börse)
  • Raimund Brichta
  • Katja Dofel (Frankfurter Börse)
  • Annette Eimermacher
  • Carola Ferstl
  • Astrid Fronja
  • Beate Hoffbauer
  • Jens Korte
  • Hermann Kutzer
  • Frank Meyer
  • Friedhelm Tilgen
  • Corinna Wohlfeil
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