Internal restructuring
Région Wallonne; Prov. Namur;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.20 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

105 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


RTL Belgium has decided to implement a transformation plan called '#Evolve'. This is intended to respond  to the changing media environment with the growth of social media and to strengthen the 30-year-old commercial television channel RTL-TVI against emerging sources of competition for revenues. The channel is the most important commercial TV station in the French-speaking part of Belgium. Recently, French TF1 entered the Belgian market for TV advertising by introducing specific advertisement blocs aimed at the Belgian French-speaking audience.

At an extraordinary works council of 14 September 2017 RTL announced the plans. Based on Belgian restructuring law (the so-called law Renault-Vilvoorde) a phase of negotiations and talks with the trade unions has started in order to discuss the restructuring plan. 


  • 14 September 2017: VRT Nieuws
  • 14 September 2017: Le Soir


Eurofound (2017), RTL TVI, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 91971, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91971.