Cologne, 10.05.16: In addition to his RTL shows, the popular RTL host Oliver Geissen is taking over the hosting of “Ruck Zuck” on the new free TV station RTLplus. “Ruck Zuck” is one of the most famous and popular game shows on German TV. Two teams of five players each compete against each other during the 30-minute show. The goal is to paraphrase predetermined terms in such a way that the respective team members can guess what they are. In doing so, certain words must not be mentioned and key words may be used only once – and all this in only 40 seconds! The team that earns the most points after four rounds reaches the final. A team can defend its title five times and thus participate in the final six times.
Oliver Geissen: “Even before I started working in television, I always loved to watched ‘Ruck Zuck’, so I’m really looking forward to hosting the game show.”
Jan Peter Lacher (40), Head of RTL Programming and Head of RTLplus: “We are delighted to have recruited Oliver Geissen for “Ruck Zuck”. He has been at RTL for 17 years – and is thus himself virtually an RTL classic who has always managed to stay young and fresh at heart, making him perfectly suited to RTLplus.”
The new free TV station offered by the media group RTL Germany, scheduled to go on air on 4 June 2016, provides an entertaining programme mix of popular classics and exclusive in-house productions. RTLplus will be receivable from the start via digital satellite as well as online and via mobile via the video selection TV NOW. Distribution will gradually be expanded.
The station’s in-house productions include new versions of popular game shows that will be shown on RTLplus starting in the autumn of 2016. These also include “Family Duel”, hosted by Inka Bause, “Jeopardy!”, with Joachim Llambi, and “Wheel of Fortune”.
The game shows will be produced at the Nobeo Studios in Cologne-Hürth from the beginning of June. They will be aired on RTLplus as of September. Ufa Show & Factual produces “Family Duel” and “Ruck Zuck”, while Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktion GmbH Deutschland produces “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune”. You can now apply as a candidate for participation in the game shows at www.RTLplus.de.