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Launched November 1, 2009
Owned by ZDF
Picture format 16:9 576i50
720p50 (HDTV)
Country Germany
Broadcast area Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Headquarters Mainz, Germany
Sister channel(s) ZDF
Website neo.zdf.de
DVB-T Various; region dependent
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)
Kabel Deutschland
Yes (part of basic digital package)[1]
Streaming media
ZDF.de Watch live
Logo of the HDTV simulcast

ZDFneo is a German digital terrestrial television channel, programmed for an audience aged 18 to 45 to counter the primarily older-skewing main channels of public broadcasters ZDF and ARD. It replaced ZDF's documentary channel, "ZDFdokukanal", on November 1, 2009.


Although the channel's logo reads "zdf_neo", ZDF refers to the channel as "ZDFneo" in all written text.[2]


ZDFneo is broadcast (along with the rest of ZDFvision) via DVB-T digital terrestrial television, receivable in most areas of Germany. It is also transmitted in DVB-C through German cable networks, and in DVB-S from the Astra 1H satellite.


ZDFneo's broadcasts mostly consists of comedy and drama series produced in-house. Shows imported from America and the United Kingdom plus a few documentaries, music shows, and movies round out the schedule.

Repeats of ZDF programming[edit]

  • Die Deutschen ("The Germans"; history)
  • Alisa – Folge deinem Herzen ("Follow your heart"; soap opera)
  • Bianca – Wege zum Glück ("The way to happiness"; soap opera)
  • Lafer! Lichter! Lecker! ("Lafer, Lichter, delicious!"; talk, cooking)
  • Terra X (history)
  • Abenteuer Wissen ("Knowledge Adventure"; science, history)
  • Neues aus der Anstalt ("News from the (mental) institution"; Kabarett)
  • Heute Show (satire)
  • Lena: Liebe meines Lebens ("Lena: Love of my Life"; soap opera)

Original programming[edit]

  • Süper Tiger Show (comedy)
  • neoMusik (music)
  • neoLeben (living)
  • neoParadise (Late-night talk show)
  • Der Straßenchor ("The Street Choir"; music)
  • Hochzeitsfieber! ("Wedding Fever!"; living)
  • Comedy Lab (comedy)
  • Bambule (culture/current affairs)
  • NeoMagazin mit Jan Böhmermann (Late-night talk show)

Imported series[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Kabelfernsehen: Übersicht aller TV-Sender - Kabel Deutschland" [Cabel Television: overview of all TV stations - Kabel Deutschland] (in German). Kabel Deutschland. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://twitter.com/ZDFneo/status/6054336698 – "In our logo, we write "zdf_neo". In text we write "ZDFneo". But it all is one."