• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S FIRST NATION-WIDE TELEVISION PROGRAMME GOES ON THE AIR TOMORROW (MONDAY) - TRANSMITTED FROM OLD STABLES.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY'S FIRST NATION-WIDE TELEVISION PROGRAMME GOES ON THE AIR TOMORROW (MONDAY) - TRANSMITTED FROM OLD STABLES. AND ITS NEW BULLETIN SECTION AND FILM DEPARTMENT ARE IN A ROW OF FORMER ARMY HUTS CLOSE TO THE VILLAGE OF ESCHBORN AT THE FOOT OF THE TAUNUS HILLS.

    FROM ESCHBORN, WITHIN REACH OF FRANKFURT, MAINZ (ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS OF THE PROGRAMME) AND WEISBADEN, THE TELEVISION CASTS WILL BE BEAMED TO A TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTRE IN FRANKFURT, THEN TO THE MAIN TRANSMITTER ATOP THE FELDBURG MOUNTAINS AND ON TO THE REGIONAL RELAY STATIONS.

    THE NEW STATION, ZDF, PROVIDES WEST GERMANY'S SECOND TELEVISION SERVICE - SINCE TV STARTED IN WEST GERMANY SOME 10 YEARS AGO, VIEWERS OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC HAVE RECEIVED ONLY REGIONAL PROGRAMMES, AND NATIONWIDE TELEVISION NEWS ORIGINATING FROM HAMBURG. THESE PROGRAMMES AND NEWSCASTS HAVE BEEN TRANSMITTED BY ARD, THE WORKING GROUP OF GERMAN BROADCAST STATIONS.

    THE AGREEMENT FOR A SECOND NETWORK WAS SIGNED TWO YEARS AGO. WORK WAS BEGUN AT ESCHBORN IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR WHEN 350 TECHNICIANS AND WORKERS MOVED INTO THE ARMY HUTS THERE AND BUILT UP A TV NEWS SECTION, WITH THE OLD STABLES TURNED INTO STUDIOS. DUMMY TELEVISION NEWS ON CLOSED CIRCUITS BEGAN LAST NOVEMBER.

    TODAY ZDF HAS 1800 EMPLOYEES AND THIS IS TO BE INCREASED TO 3000. ITS NEWS SECTION IS TO MOVE TO WEISBADEN NEXT OCTOBER, AND A TV CENTRE IN MAINZ IS BEING PLANNED FOR THE YEARS AHEAD. THE NEWS SERVICE SO FAR HAS 60 CAMERA TEAMS -AS OPPOSED TO NEARLY 200 AT ARD - AND STUDIOS AT HAMBURG, BERLIN, BONN, STUTTGART, MUNICH AND DUSSELDORF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD3ANH997DRAFMRBYDD5MJ7ED9
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3ANH997DRAFMRBYDD5MJ7ED9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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