ZDFLast updated on October 29, 2012
ZDF is the second public channel for Germany and was launched live on 1 April 1963. It was established by ARD and Deutschlandradio. It started the test transmission for color broadcast 3 July 1967 which became regularly on the 25th of August 1967. Since its a public service, commercials are shown only during the week until 8pm and not longer than 20 minutes daily. The broadcast format changed to 16:9 in 2006. It also features a HD version since 12 February 2010. It is widely available terrestrial in Germany. The broadcast was extended to cover Europe via satellite signal one 27 August 1993. The official website offers various video on demand for later viewing.For more details on the channel, ZDF online broadcast or specific details such as tv shows, schedules or vod please check the official website. The TV online programming includes shows and programmes like Morgenmagazin, Lachen lohnt sich, Naeher an die Zuschauer, Abenteuer Forsching, Aspekte, Der Alte, Auslands Journal, Inspector Barnaby. ZDF online stream is aired live from Mainz.