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MediathekView Icon 2016-10-08.png
MediathekView Screenshot (German language version) at 2016-10-08.png
Developer(s)xaver_w and community
Stable release
13.2.1 / 7 September 2018; 8 months ago (2018-09-07)
Written inJava
Operating systemWindows, Linux, MacOS
Available inGerman
TypeBroadcast downloader

MediathekView is a free open-source software designed to manage the online multimedia libraries of several German public broadcasters as well as an Austrian, a Swiss and a Franco-German public broadcaster. The software comes with a German user interface that lists broadcasts available online. In October 2016, the developer announced that maintenance of the project would be discontinued at the end of the year.[1][2] Three weeks later, the user community had formed a team to continue the project, and the software continues to remain freeware.[3]


Written in Java, the software searches for copies of broadcasts online and allows search results to be narrowed down using filters. The videos can be viewed online or downloaded. Any video player on a computer can be used for viewing and downloading. Channels can be subscribed to, allowing new broadcasts to be downloaded automatically.[4]

Broadcast Channels[edit]

Supported are Das Erste, ZDF, Arte, 3sat, SWR, BR, MDR, NDR, WDR, hr, rbb, DW, ORF, SF.


  1. ^ Humpa, Michael; Becker, Matthias (2017-12-29). "Update für MediathekView: Mit Freeware TV-Sendungen offline gucken" (in German). Chip. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  2. ^ xaver_w (2016-10-21). "das wars, ..." (in German). Archived from the original on 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  3. ^ "MediathekView" (in German). Retrieved 2018-01-02. Inzwischen hat sich ein Team zusammen gefunden, das das Programm als Community-Projekt weiterführt. Damit bleibt es frei verfügbar und kann auch weiter benutzt werden.
  4. ^ "MediathekView 13.0.2". 2017-06-27. Retrieved 2018-01-02.