|Theme music composer||Werner Müller|
|Country of origin||Germany|
|Running time||105 min.|
|Original network||Das Erste (Das Erste)|
|Original release||4 June 1961– present|
Sportschau is a German sports magazine on broadcaster ARD, produced by WDR in Cologne. The magazine started in 1961. In its Saturday' edition, the Sportschau shows a summary of the Bundesliga, whereas the Sunday edition reports on the latest events from various sports. Sportschau is aired on Das Erste and the regional stations.
Since 2008, Sportschau begins at 6pm. As there is a contractual agreement that the Bundesliga may only be shown from 18:30, the program reports about the second and third leagues in the first half-hour.
The ARD and the second public TV broadcaster ZDF show football matches of the German national football team, DFB-Pokal as well as the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship, the DTM, wintersports and the Olympic Games in a special edition called Sportschau live.