The number of subscribers to the video streaming service Videoland, which


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among others

, continues to rise.

In the first three months of the year, the number of Videoland subscribers increased to more than one million.

That means an increase of 38 percent compared to the same period a year earlier.

The positive audience development was offset by a decline in advertising income in the Netherlands, among others.

The viewership share of the channels of RTL Nederland increased in the first quarter of this year to 34.5 percent, from more than 31 percent a year earlier.

In particular, RTL 4 managed to attract more viewers.

This was mainly due to successful programs such as

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, parent company RTL Group reports in its update on the first quarter.

RTL Group's other streaming service, TV Now, saw the number of subscribers double to 1.7 million.

This was mainly due to a collaboration with Deutsche Telekom.

Total income from streaming services rose by more than 40 percent to 52 million euros.

A year ago that was still 37 million euros.

The total turnover for RTL Group in January, February and March fell on an annual basis by 4.2 percent to 1.4 billion euros. This was partly due to the influence of the corona pandemic on advertising income. In the Netherlands, these fell by 3 percent on an annual basis. In Germany advertising revenues were almost a fifth lower.