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Information and links for video and TV in German. See links to German broadcasters below.

German TV in the USA
"Sehen, was Deutschland sieht!" You now can watch deutsches Fernsehen right in your own home in the USA. Learn how and why, based on my personal experience.

Streaming Audio/Video FAQ
How do you listen to German radio or watch German television on the Web? Here's a helpful FAQ that answers the most frequently asked questions about streaming audio and video.

This German public broadcasting site links to "Das Erste" (TV) and the radio sites that are part of this network. (See more links for Das Erste Online and other ARD-TV sites below.

Bayrischer Rundfunk Online
Bavarian radio and television online. Select from many broadcast choices.

tagesschau.de - Podcast
Podcasts as audio or video. Links for easily subscribing via iTunes or RSS.

Deutsche Welle - TV
The "German Wave" (Deutsche Welle) has a new Web site and a new format. DW broadcasts radio and TV in many languages via satellite and on the Web. Also available in the US via the Dish Network.

Das Erste Online (ARD TV)
"Das Erste"–as the name implies–was (and is) Germany's first public broadcasting radio and TV network.

EuroNews - German
EuroNews broadcasts on the Web and via satellite in seven languages, including German and English.

Der Fernsehkrimi im Netz
A great site devoted to German detective and crime series such as "Derrick" and "Tatort."

Kabel 1
A German cable service.

Official Web site of the popular German TV series. A nice site with screen savers, streaming video, and other attractions. The video trailer preview of the next episode requires the Quicktime plug-in.

"Marienhof" (ARD)
The popular Seifenoper (soap opera) from ARD ("Das Erste"). Video and audio of selected episodes and trailers.

MTV.de - Germany
The online German-language MTV site. "Musik-News, Chats, Events–und alles im gewohnt-MTV-mässigen Design."

Newsworld International (NWI)
NWI no longer broadcasts RTL-Aktuell news in German in North America, but DW German news in English is still available.

The German version of CNN and partly owned by that US TV news service, offers news, sports, and weather in German–as text or in streamed RealVideo.

N24 news television is a private German television cable/satellite broadcaster. Some RealVideo.

OnlineTVRecorder.com - German TV
Record German TV programming from various German-language TV networks (ARD, RTL, Pro7, SAT1).

Oesterreichischer Rundfunk online. Austria's national radio and TV broadcast service. Also see "Der ORF im WWW."

Der ORF im WWW
A page of links to all of ORF's regional broadcasters in Austria and their Web sites.

PAUL VAN DYK & PETER HEPPNER - Wir Sind Wir - © Universal Music
"Wir sind wir" is an interesting German music video (RealOne) about German history.

Phoenix Online
German TV and news as streaming video.

Pro7 - ProSieben
RealVideo and other features from ProSieben.

RBB - Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Die Fusion von SFB (Sender Freies Berlin) und ORB. Am 1. Mai 2003 hat der RBB offiziell die Rechtsnachfolge von ORB und SFB angetreten.

RTL World - News Online
Video and text news from the private German TV broadcaster RTL. News stories as RealVideo.

This sat/cable TV broadcaster, is a consortium of several German-language broadcasters.

SWR Online
Südwestrundfunk (TV and radio) for southwest Germany. Baden-Württemberg und Rheinland-Pfalz. No online video.

SWR - Südwestfernsehen
Das Programm von Südwestfernsehen (für Baden-Württemberg und Rheinland-Pfalz). Infos als Text, kein Video.

Tagesschau - Video
Listen to, read, or watch (RealVideo) Germany's nightly news broadcast. News, sports, weather. Also available as a free video podcast from iTunes. A nice site.

An online German TV programm guide with downloadable software for finding and viewing digital TV broadcasts in German.

TV Today
The name doesn't sound German, but this is a German TV magazine online.

Vox is a German premium TV service - movies, US series (Amy McBeal) and more.

ZDF heute
The online TV news and sports service of Germany's ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen).

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