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Hörzu logo.svg
Hörzu cover.jpg
Hörzu sample cover
Editor Christian Hellmann
Categories TV guide
Frequency weekly
First issue 1946; 68 years ago (1946)
Company Funke Mediengruppe
Country Germany
Language German
Website www.hoerzu.de

Hörzu is a German weekly television listings magazine published in Germany.

History and profile[edit]

Hörzu first appeared in 1946, published by Axel Springer, as the first radio program magazine to be produced in what was then the British zone of occupation. Over the years Hörzu has shifted the emphasis of its coverage from radio to television programs.

The first edition of the magazine appeared on 11 December 1946 as HÖR ZU! Die Rundfunkzeitung ("LISTEN! The radio newspaper") as it was originally entitled. There were three editions in the first year of publication, 48 in 1947, and since then the magazine has appeared 52 or 53 times annually.

Circulation of the magazine increased rapidly. 1949 saw the first appearance of Mecki, Hörzu's cartoon hedgehog mascot. In the 1960s Hörzu produced and released records as a subsidiary of Electrola, Cologne. Since 1965, the Hörzu has awarded the annual Golden Camera television prize.

In early 2010, the bimonthly magazine Hörzu Wissen ("Hörzu Knowledge") was launched, which covers science, history, health, and technology topics.[1] The magazine launch was considered a major success by Springer AG, with the premiere issue selling 130,000 copies.[2]

The magazine was sold to Funke Mediengruppe in 2013.[3]

Editors-in-chief of Hörzu[edit]

  • Eduard Rhein (1946)
  • Hans Bluhm (1965)
  • Peter Bachér (1974)
  • Felix Schmidt (1985)
  • Helmut Reinke (1987)
  • Klaus Stampfuss (1989)
  • Andreas Petzold (1997)
  • Michael Lohmann (1999)
  • Jörg Walberer (2001)
  • Thomas Garms (2003)
  • Christian Hellmann (2009)


  1. ^ Hörzu
  2. ^ Top story article Meedia
  3. ^ Stefan Schultz et. al. (26 July 2013). "Sell-Off: Newspaper Giant Turns Back on Journalism". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

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