Luxembourg the media country

August 22, 2006

Did you know that the name of RTL, one of the world’s leading media companies, means nothing more than Radio Tele Luxembourg? I always thought those guys were German but turns up they’re right here in the Grand Duchy. Cool.

There are some historic connections here too… older people in Estonia (maybe elsewhere, but that’s where I’ve picked it up) sometimes nostalgically refer to Radio Luxembourg (“raadio Luksemburg”) as something they could listen to even during the Soviet times as the signal was quite reachable.