|Launched||1 January 1984|
|Owned by||ProSiebenSat.1 Media|
576i 16:9 SDTV|
|Audience share||7.9% (2015, dwdl.de)|
|Slogan||Freut euch drauf|
Also distributed in other European countries on cable and satellite
kabel eins classics
|DVB-T||Check local frequencies|
|Astra 19.2°E (Europe)||
12.545 GHz Horizontal|
SR: 22000 FEC: 5/6
SID: 17500 Video PID: 255 Audio PID: 256 Stereo, 259 Dolby Digital
|HD+ Astra 19.2°E (Germany)||
11.464 GHz Horizontal|
SR: 22000 FEC: 2/3
SID: 61300 Video PID: 255 Audio PID: 259 Dolby Digital
|Kabel Deutschland (Germany)||
Channel 104 SD|
Channel 115 HD
Channel 10 (HD, Mediabox)|
Channel 10 (SD, DigiCard)
Channel 81 (HD, DigiCard)
|Naxoo (Switzerland)||Channel 196 SD|
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 59 SD|
|M&H Company (Bosnia & Herzegovina)||Channel 61 SD|
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 also broadcasts regional programmes:
- 17:30 Sat.1 live (Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse)
- 17:30 Sat.1 NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia)
- 17:30 Sat.1 Regional (Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein)
- 17:30 Sat.1 Regional (Lower Saxony and Bremen)
- Sat.1 Bayern (Bavaria).
- January 1st 1985 until 1986
- 3 September 2004 - 16 March 2008
- 17 March 2008 - 15 September 2009
- 16 September 2009 - 15 August 2011
- Cornerlogo from August 16th 2011 to October 11th 2016
- "Sat.1 legt zu, Das Erste mit Tief, RTL und ZDF vorn". dwdl.de. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
- "Sixx wird zu Sat.1 Gold: Vorbereitungen auf Astra 19,2 laufen". digitalfernsehen.de. Retrieved 11 January 2013.