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|Launched||January 4, 1965|
|Picture format||16:9 576i (SDTV)
|Broadcast area||Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern & Schleswig-Holstein, also distributed nationally and in:
|Formerly called||Norddeutsches Fernsehen
|DVB-T (Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern & Schleswig-Holstein)||Channel 3|
|Astra 19.2°E (Europe)||12.110 GHz Horizontal
SR: 27500 FEC: 3/4
Video PID: 2401 Audio PID: 2402 Stereo
Video PID: 2501 Audio PID: 2502 Stereo
Video PID: 2601 Audio PID: 2602 Stereo
Video PID: 2701 Audio PID: 2702 Stereo
|Astra 19.2°E (DVB-S2 HDTV) (Europe)||11.582 GHz Horizontal
SR: 22200 FEC: 2/3
SID: 10327 Video PID: 5221 Audio PID: 5222 Stereo, 5226 Dolby Digital
SID: 10328 Video PID: 5231 Audio PID: 5232 Stereo, 5236 Dolby Digital
SID: 10329 Video PID: 5241 Audio PID: 5242 Stereo, 5246 Dolby Digital
SID: 10330 Video PID: 5251 Audio PID: 5252 Stereo, 5256 Dolby Digital
|Astra 19.2°E (Europe)||12.421 GHz Horizontal
SR: 27500 FEC: 3/4
Radio Bremen TV
SID: 28385 Video PID: 1201 Audio PID: 1202 Stereo
|Kabel Deutschland (Germany)||Yes (SD and HD)|
|UPC Cablecom (Switzerland)||Channel 56 (HD, Mediabox)
Channel 56 (SD, DigiCard)
Channel 95 (HD, DigiCard)
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 612 (SD)|
|UPC (Netherlands)||Channel 46 (SD)|
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 both Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and Radio Bremen, although NDR provides most of the output as they are many times bigger than Radio Bremen. It is one of seven regional "third programmes" offered by the ARD members.
It started broadcasting on January 4, 1965 as the common channel of NDR, Radio Bremen and Sender Freies Berlin (SFB). It eventually adopted the name "Nord 3", later "N3". In 1992, the stations broadcast area changed as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was added to NDR after the German reunification and SFB left the N3 cooperation in October to start its own channel, Berlin 1. The name "NDR Fernsehen" was adopted in 2001.
The channel is available in five different versions for the broadcast of local programmes in the early evening. Four of the areas are branded "NDR Fernsehen", while the Bremen area uses the name Radio Bremen TV (RBTV) for their local programmes. The regions are:
- NDR Fernsehen Hamburg (NDR FS HH) with Hamburg Journal.
- NDR Fernsehen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (NDR FS MV) with Nordmagazin.
- NDR Fernsehen Niedersachsen (NDR FS NDS) with Niedersachsen 19:30.
- NDR Fernsehen Schleswig-Holstein (NDR FS SH) with Schleswig-Holstein Magazin.
- Radio Bremen TV with Buten un binnen.
The NDR-branded areas generally broadcast a shorter news bulletin at 18:00 and a half-hour bulletin at 19:30. The Radio Bremen TV area has some more local television programmes. As many of the other third programmes, NDR Fernsehen simulcasts the main 20:00 edition of Tagesschau.
The channel was initially only available terrestrially in its designated area, but since it became available on satellite and cable television it is available nationally. Many Danish cable networks also relay the signal.