- As of April 1, 2017 RTL stop offering news via teletext (RTL TEXT). Only the pages 888 and 889 remain accessible as a source for the subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Many functions of teletext have now been taken over by new websites, social media and the Electronic Program Guide. The number of RTL TEXT users went back thereby, which makes that the medium is no longer profitable enough to keep in position.
Consumers who RTL TEXT see after April 1, 2017, is drawn to the main page at stopping RTL TEXT and referred to other news sources.