|Launched 1 January 1984|
Audience share 7.9% (2015, dwdl.de)
Motto Freut euch drauf
Owner ProSiebenSat.1 Media
|Owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media|
Slogan Freut euch drauf
|Picture format 576i 16:9 SDTV
CEO Joachim Kosack (4 Oct 2011–)
TV shows Sat1‑Frühstücksfernsehen, The Voice of Germany, K11 – Kommissare im Einsatz, Knallerfrauen, Anna und die Liebe
Kimbra settle down live sat 1 12 07 2012
Sat.1 is a privately owned German television broadcasting station. Sat.1 was the first privately owned television broadcasting station in Germany, having started one day before RTL.
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.
Pay-TV sister channel Sat.1 Emotions, formerly Sat.1 Comedy, airs comedy, romance and movies. In 2013 Sat.1 Gold, a second, free-to-air Sat.1 offshoot began broadcasting.
In addition to its free-to-air standard definition version, Sat.1 broadcasts in high-definition on the HD+ platform from Astra.
Sat 1 closedown sequence
Sat.1 also broadcasts regional programmes: