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TV Channels of Germany

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A list of German TV channels. All popular TV channels in Germany have been included. In this day and age, virtually every country has its own set of television networks. TV originally evolved from radio, and up until the last few decades, virtually all television content was broadcast over the air. Today, cable and satellite providers directly broadcast much of what is watched.

Programming can be created both in house, or by a studio or other production facility that is sometimes directly affiliated with the station. Television shows can also be imported (and exported) to other countries, often through syndication. While satellite and cable currently take all the glory, over-the-air broadcasting is not being left behind as many countries are making the switch from analogue to digital broadcasts.

What are German TV channels? Take a look and see for yourself.
  • BR-alpha is a German television station owned by regional broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk BR-alpha broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with programmes from BR, as well as from ARD and Austrian  ...more
  • Channel 21, formerly known as RTL Shop, is a German cable and satellite shopping network based in Hanover. The network was part of Europe's largest media company RTL Group and supplies programming to  ...more
  • Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Media Networks Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The  ...more
  • Note: Digital only via Cable or Satellite and in some areas via DVB-T
  • Note: Digital only via Cable or Satellite and in some areas via DVB-T
  • Note: Digital only via Cable or Satellite and in some areas via DVB-T
  • kabel eins is a commercial television channel in Germany. It started business on 29 February 1992, as the Kabelkanal and belongs to the ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. The channel is largely known for  ...more
  • MTV Germany, is a 24-hour German speaking entertainment channel operated by MTV Networks Europe. The channel was launched as MTV Networks Europe began to localize its brand throughout Europe in 1997.  ...more
  • n-tv is a German television news channel owned by the Bertelsmann AG Media's RTL Group and an affiliate network of CNN since the networks creation in 1992. n-tv screens news and weather every hour  ...more
  • NDR Fernsehen is a regional television channel targeting northern Germany, specifically the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hamburg and Bremen. It is broadcast by  ...more
  • Nicktoons is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the MTV Networks Kids & Family Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel  ...more
  • ProSieben is a commercial television station in Germany distributed to a large extent via cable and satellite along with DVB-T. It began operations on January 1, 1989. Since 2003 the station, as part  ...more
  • RTL II is a commercial, privately owned, general-interest German television channel. In 2014 the channel had a market share of 3,9% among viewers aged over three.  ...more
  • RTL Television, or simply RTL, is a German commercial television station distributed via cable and satellite, as well as via digital terrestrial in more highly populated areas. It is owned by the RTL  ...more
  • Sat.1 is a privately owned German television broadcasting station. Sat.1 was the first privately owned television broadcasting station in Germany, having started one day before RTL Television. It  ...more
  • sixx is a German commercial television station specialised for women. The channel is distributed via cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV and was launched on 7 May 2010 at 20:15.  ...more
  • Sport1 is a Dutch premium television service owned by Liberty Global. Sport1 launched together with its sister service Film1 on 1 February 2006 and replaced the Canal+ Netherlands channels. At launch  ...more
  • Super RTL is a Cologne-based German television network operated by RTL Disney Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG. It was the first German television channel aimed mostly at children. Formerly a combination of  ...more