Media Group RTL Deutschland is planning to launch a television channel for viewers in international markets. The German media authorities' licensing commission ZAK has granted a green light for the new channel 'RTL International' at its latest assembly. The channel will be a general interest service with selected original productions in information and entertainment, and distributed as a pay-TV offering. With ProSiebenSat.1 Welt, competing media group ProSiebenSat.1 has been providing an international pay-TV channel for German-speaking viewers around the world for many years. ProSiebenSat.1 were also granted permission to broadcast "kabel eins CLASSICS", "ProSieben FUN", "SAT.1 emotions" and "ProSiebenSat.1 Welt" across Germany, and "kabel eins CLASSICS", "ProSieben FUN" and "SAT.1 emotions" in Austria and Switzerland.