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|Launched||1 January 1984|
|Owned by||ProSiebenSat.1 Media|
|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV
|Slogan||Freut euch drauf|
Also distributed in other European countries on cable and satellite
kabel eins classics
|DVB-T||Check local frequencies|
|Astra 19.2°E (Europe)||12.545 GHz Horizontal
SR: 22000 FEC: 5/6
SID: 17500 Video PID: 255 Audio PID: 256 Stereo, 259 Dolby Digital
|HD+ Astra 19.2°E (Germany)||11.464 GHz Horizontal
SR: 22000 FEC: 2/3
SID: 61300 Video PID: 255 Audio PID: 259 Dolby Digital
|Kabel Deutschland (Germany)||Channel 104 SD
Channel 115 HD
|Cablecom (Switzerland)||Channel 10 (HD, Mediabox)
Channel 10 (SD, DigiCard)
Channel 81 (HD, DigiCard)
|Naxoo (Switzerland)||Channel 196 SD|
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 59 SD|
|M&H Company (Bosnia & Herzegovina)||Channel 61 SD|
It started in January 1984 as PKS (Programmgesellschaft für Kabel- und Satellitenrundfunk), initially a joint venture of various publishing houses, and was renamed to Sat.1 in January 1985. The first broadcast could only be seen by roughly 1200 households who owned cable access in the city of Ludwigshafen. Early programs included old films, mainly from the archives of KirchMedia, American hit series and game shows (the most notable show being the German version of Wheel of Fortune, Glücksrad). Later, the station acquired a name for its original series and TV films.
Sat.1 is currently a part of the ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group.
In addition to its free-to-air standard definition version, Sat.1 broadcasts in high-definition on the HD+ platform from Astra.
- "Sixx wird zu Sat.1 Gold: Vorbereitungen auf Astra 19,2 laufen". digitalfernsehen.de. Retrieved 11 January 2013.