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Headquarters Mainz-Lerchenberg, Germany
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
720p (1080p (DVB-T2 only)) (HDTV)
Owner ZDF
Key people Markus Schächter
Sister channels ZDF
Launched1 November 2009;11 years ago (2009-11-01) (SD)
30 April 2012;9 years ago (2012-04-30) (HD)
Replaced ZDFdokukanal
Website www.zdfneo.de
Digital terrestrial television Region dependent
Kabel Deutschland Channel 206 (SD)
Channel 247 (HD)
Unitymedia Channel 500 (SD) / Channel 200 (HD)
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)Channel 43 (HD)
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)
Sky Deutschland Channel 175
Telekom Entertain Channel 17 (HD)
A1 TV (Austria)Channel 40 (SD)
Channel 340 (HD)
Streaming media
ZDF.de Watch live

ZDFneo is a German free-to-air 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 1 November 2009.



The font "Klavika" has been used for the entire on-air design and for most programs. On 1 October 2017, the station was to receive a new on-air design and a new broadcasting logo. [1] But the on-air redesign was carried out in the morning hours of 26 September 2017 already, despite all announcements.


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.

Since 30 April 2012, ZDFneo has been broadcast in HD (720p). [2] The program was initially only scaled up by 576i, since ZDFneo had no HD-capable playout at this time. Since mid-May 2015, the program is broadcast in native HD quality.

Programmes [3]

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

Original programming

Imported series


Audience share


JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAnnual average
2009 [4] ------------
2010 [5] ------------
2011 [6] 0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.5%0.4%
2012 [7] 0.5%0.5%0.5%0.6%0.7%0.7%0.7%0.6%0.7%0.7%0.7%0.8%Increase2.svg 0.6%
2013 [8] 0.8%0.8%0.9%1.0%0.9%1.0%1.0%0.9%1.1%1.1%1.2%1.2%Increase2.svg 1.0%
2014 [9] 1.2%1.2%1.1%1.2%1.3%1.2%1.3%1.4%1.5%1.4%1.3%1.4%Increase2.svg 1.3%
2015 [10] 1.4%1.5%1.6%1.6%1.6%1.7%1.7%1.7%1.7%1.5%1.6%1.8%Increase2.svg 1.6%
2016 [11] 1.5%1.6%1.5%1.7%2.0%2.0%2.3%2.5%2.4%2.4%2.6%2.4%Increase2.svg 2.1%
2017 [12] 2.5%2.7%2.9%2.5%3.0%3.0%2.8%3.2%3.3%2.9%

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