Jan Hofer and Pinar Atalay
“RTL Direkt” runs at the same time as the “Daily Topics”
The new news program “RTL Direkt” with Jan Hofer and Pinar Atalay will be on the air at the same time as the “Tagesthemen”.
RTL’s challenge: As the Cologne broadcaster, which is in the midst of restructuring, has now announced that the new news program “RTL Direkt” with Jan Hofer (69) and Pinar Atalay (43) will be the “Tagesthemen” in the first at the same time Be broadcast. Every Monday to Thursday (10:15 p.m. each time) and alternately, Hofer and Atalay will present the 20-minute news format. It will start on August 16.
The two former news anchors for the public service are thus entering into direct competition with their former employer. Because it is precisely on these four days of the week that the “Topics of the Day” are broadcast at 10:15 pm in the first. In contrast to the top dog, “RTL Direkt” will also have studio guests. Gerhard Kohlenbach, editor-in-chief of news at RTL NEWS, says: “‘RTL Direkt’ is not just another news or talk format. The program combines the best of both worlds.”