Eins Plus (cultural program)

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General information
Reception: Cable , satellite and antenna
Broadcasting company: ARD
Start of broadcast: March 29, 1986
Closing date: November 30, 1993
Legal form: Public law
Program type: Specialized program (culture)
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1 Plus ( original spelling 1 PLUS ) was a German cultural television program that was broadcast as an offshoot of First German Television from March 29, 1986 to November 30, 1993. Apart from being bilingual, the program scheme was similar to that of ARTE . 1 Plus also served as a test channel for the European HDTV development HD-MAC , which made good progress until the 1992 Summer Olympics were broadcast live in Barcelona , but then did not receive any EU funding under pressure from the British government.

For cost reasons, ARD decided to discontinue 1 Plus. Since December 1, 1993, the ARD has instead been the fourth broadcaster to be involved in the joint broadcaster 3sat , whose program it denies together with ZDF , Austrian ORF and Swiss SRG SSR .

The responsibility for the coordination of 1 Plus lay internally with the then Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden.


1 Plus broadcast via cable and satellite as well as terrestrially via antenna in Saarland ( Saarbrücken ) and Bremen . 1 Plus could be received via satellite until the end of broadcasting via Astra 1A , DFS-Kopernikus and in D2-MAC via TV-SAT 2 . The broadcast of 1 Plus via the frequently used Astra satellite ended at the end of August 1993, as Das Erste took over the transponder itself at the start of the international radio exhibition in Berlin . In addition, large parts of the 1 Plus program were broadcast terrestrially in Berlin and Brandenburg from the beginning to mid-1992 using the ORB's frequencies .

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