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|Launched||7 May 2011|
|Astra 1H (19.2°E)||11953.50 H 77 22000 2/3 (DVB-S)|
|Astra 1KR (19.2°E)||11361.75 H 11 27500 3/4 (HDTV DVB-S2)|
|Yes (part of basic digital package)|
ZDFkultur is a digital TV channel from ZDF. It was launched on 7 May 2011 and replaced the former ZDF Theaterkanal. It broadcasts mainly music shows, such as Later... with Jools Holland, pop concerts and old serials from the ZDF archive, but also movies and theatre plays. On 1 May 2012, a high-definition simulcast of ZDFkultur (ZDFkultur HD) was launched via digital satellite. On 22 February 2013, ZDF director Thomas Bellut announced, that the broadcasting of ZDFkultur will be end in next time. The reason are the economy measures of ZDF. The channel council had agree the suggestion of Bellut on 8 March 2013.
- "Kabelfernsehen: Übersicht aller TV-Sender - Kabel Deutschland" [Cabel Television: overview of all TV stations - Kabel Deutschland] (in German). Kabel Deutschland. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- "ZDFneo, 3sat, BR, NDR, SWR, WDR, Phoenix, KiKa starten HD Kanäle" [ZDFneo, 3sat, BR, NDR, SWR, WDR, Phoenix, KiKa launch HD channels]. kabel-internet-telefon.de (in German). 13 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- "HDTV: Neue HD-Kanäle von ARD und ZDF ab 30. April 2012" [HDTV: New HD channels from ARD and ZDF after 30 April 2012]. T-online.de (in German). 20 January 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
- Krei, Alexander (22 February 2013). "Schnellstmöglich: Bellut will ZDFkultur einstellen" [As fast as possible: Bellut wants to cease ZDFkultur]. DWDL.de (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Sparmaßnahmen: Intendant Bellut will ZDFkultur abschaffen" [Economy measures: Director Bellut wants to abolish ZDFkultur]. Kress: Der Mediendienst (in German). 22 February 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Sparmaßnahmen: ZDF-Intendant Bellut will ZDFkultur einstellen" [Economy measures: ZDF director Bellut wants to cease ZDFkultur]. Digitalfernsehen.de (in German). 22 February 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Presse und Positionen" [Press office of ZDF]. ZDF.de (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2013.
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