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CABLE TV CHANNEL LIST FOR BERLIN
GERMANY'S CAPITAL

A WORLD FUTURE FUND GUIDE TO GLOBAL TV
A LOOK AT WHAT THE WORLD IS WATCHING

 

DVB-T:  Digital TV went on the air in Berlin in early 2003 to replace the existing analog network. Plans are in progress to expand the network nationwide by 2005. Currently, 27 channels are available and receivable with the use of a decoder box that retails for approximately 200 Euro.  Monthly fees for access to public television are 15 euros per household with one television and one radio set.  Public assistance is available for under-privileged families.

CABLE TV:   93 percent of households in the Berlin/Brandenburg area have access to either Cable or satellite television (280 channels from across Europe and the world). Both Cable and satellite deliver the original 27 DVB-T channels.  Cable television offers a choice of packages with 91 channels available at:  

(http://www.mabb.de/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/Belegung_Berlin_Kabel.pdfPDF File

 Berlin’s major cable providers can be reached by following these links:

Kabel-Service Berlin ,GmbH  , now often referenced as Telecolumbus: http://www.kabel-tv.de/

Howoge, GmbH http://www.howoge.de/service/index.html

Kabel Deutschland: http://www.kabeldeutschland.de/home/index.html

Live TV Broadcasts of Berlin TV can be watched on a computer with a flash player: http://wwitv.com/portal.htm?http://wwitv.com/television/index.html?http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/b3358.htm

DVB-T

Name of Channel

Language

Programming

Yes

Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg (RBB)

German

News and documentaries, cooking, and travel shows pertaining to Berlin

Yes

RTL 2

German

Sitcoms, reality TV shows, late night paid advertising programs

Yes

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)

German

News, cultural, sports, and children’s shows focused on the central region of Germany (Saxony/Thubingen)

Yes

BBC World

English

International and local news, documentaries.

Yes

Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen(ZDF)

German

Nation wide public channel offering the full range of national news, films, and sports

Yes

SAT1

German

Primarily sitcoms, and sports, morning children’s programming

Yes

Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen(ARD)

German

First German public TV channel, publicly funded, news, sports, and classic films.

Yes

RTL

German

Private European network offering regional news and sports, as well as a range of soap operas and films

Yes

Fernsehen aus Berlin(FAB)

German

Local Berlin News and general material of local public interest

Yes

Der Kinderkanal (KIKA)

Operated by ZDF, offers cartoons, and children’s films

Yes

Arte

English
French

German

Art movies and documentaries in original language, poetry, and theater

No

Nachrichtenfernsehen

(N-TV)

German

24 hour news television owned by CNN (49%) and RTL (50%)

No

Kabel 1 (K1)

German

A range of westerns, soap operas, and sitcoms

Yes

TV Berlin

German

Local Berlin programming

Yes

Offener Kanal Berlin

German

Local Berlin programming, specifically culturally oriented

Yes

3sat

German

Primarily nature and travel shows

No

EuroNews

German

News channel, European news, business and sports.

Yes

Vox

German

Sitcoms, soap operas, and late night erotic programming

No

CNN

English

International news channel, global events and sports

No

MTV Central

German

Music television station presenting local and international music charts and news

Yes

N24

German

24 hour news programming

No

Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)

German

Bavarian news and programming including sports and  cultural events

Yes

West Deutscher Rundfunk

(WDR)

German

West German news and local events, sports and documentaries

Yes

Norddeutscher Rundfunk

(NDR)

German

Northern Geman local interests, news, and sports

Yes

EuroSport

German

Formula 1, soccer, and basketball, local European American football league

Yes

VIVA II

German

Pop culture station targeting the 20 something age group with music videos, lifestyle shows, and live concerts

Yes

Phoenix

German

Berlin and Germany oriented political news and documentaries

No

TRT International

Turkish

Turkish channel catering to Germany-wide Turkish speakers

Yes

ProSieben

German

News, and soap operas, sitcoms, films

No

TV 5

French

French news channel, travel and documentaries also aired

No

VIVA

German

German MTV equivalent targeting teenagers with European and International music videos

Yes

Deutsches Sportfernsehen (DSF)

German

German sporting events, and news, also international sports events that affect Germany

Yes

9Live

German

Call-in games of chance, late night paid advertising

Yes

Super RTL

German

Current movies, and children’s shows, live sporting events.

No

QVC

German

Home shopping


Sources:

Uberall Fernsehen (http://www.ueberall-tv.de)

The Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (http://www.mabb.de/)