ZDFkultur

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ZDFkultur
Zdf.kultur logo.svg
Launched 7 May 2011; 6 years ago (2011-05-07)
Closed 30 September 2016; 8 months ago (2016-09-30)
Owned by ZDF
Picture format 576i
720p
Audience share 0.4% (2015, AGF)
Sister channel(s) ZDF
ZDFneo
ZDFinfo
Website kultur.zdf.de
Availability
Satellite
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)
Cable
Kabel Deutschland
(Germany)
Yes (part of basic digital package)[1]
Streaming media
ZDF.de Watch live

ZDFkultur was a digital TV channel, run by ZDF. It was launched on 7 May 2011, replacing ZDFtheaterkanal. It mainly broadcast music shows, such as Later... with Jools Holland, pop concerts and series from the ZDF archive, but also movies and plays. On 1 May 2012, a high-definition simulcast of ZDFkultur (ZDFkultur HD) was launched on digital satellite.[2][3] On 22 February 2013, ZDF director Thomas Bellut announced that ZDFkultur would close in the near future, due to cost-saving measures at ZDF.[4][5][6] The channel council agreed Bellut's proposal on 8 March 2013.[7] The programming after the closure announcement consisting mostly of old ZDF archive content from the 1970s and 80s, with an annual budget of around € 2 million. The channel was finally closed down on 30 September 2016.

Audience share[edit]

January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual average
2011[8] - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.0%
2012[9] 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% Increase 0.1%
2013[10] 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% Increase 0.2%
2014[11] 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% Increase 0.3%
2015[12] 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% Increase 0.4%
2016[13] 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% - - -

References[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. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Presse und Positionen" [Press office of ZDF]. ZDF.de (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2011" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2012" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2013" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2014" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2015" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "KEK/Zuschaueranteile 2016" (PDF). kek-online.de. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 

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