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TV station ( public service )
Program type Division program (documentation)
reception DVB-C , DVB-S , DVB-T (via antenna between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.) and IPTV
business April 1, 2000 to October 31, 2009
Broadcaster Second German Television
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The ZDFdokukanal was a television channel between April 1, 2000 and October 31, 2009 and part of the ZDF's digital programming . ZDFneo has taken its place .

Reception possibility

The program is nationwide via cable TV networks ( DVB-C ) and the satellite Astra ( DVB-S broadcast). In the DVB-T regions, the ZDFdokukanal was also available via antenna between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., alternating with the KiKA . It was also included in the IPTV program of some DSL providers.

Program offer

The first ZDF documentary channel logo

Regular program offer

The station provided background information on nature, science, history and society.

Since May 2009, the station was in a phase of conversion into a youth and family station, in which the proportion of documentaries was gradually reduced and more entertainment programs were broadcast. On August 19, 2009, the ZDF announced that the station would cease broadcasting in its current form on October 31, 2009. The ZDFdokukanal became the new target group channel ZDFneo .

Additional program offer

Since the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, ARD and ZDF have been using their digital programs EinsExtra , EinsFestival , ZDFdokukanal and ZDFinfokanal to also be able to report on the Olympic Games. This option was also used at the 2008 European Football Championship in order to be able to broadcast games taking place at the same time.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ ZDF yearbook April 2005
  2. Press release: The ZDFdokukanal goes, ZDFneo comes - start of the public service alternative for younger viewers on August 19, 2009, as a PDF file (12 kB)