Launched 1 January 1984
Owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media
Picture format 576i 16:9 SDTV
1080i HDTV
Audience share 7.9% (2015,[1])
Slogan Freut euch drauf
Country Germany
Broadcast area National;
Also distributed in other European countries on cable and satellite
Headquarters Unterföhring, Germany
Formerly called PKS
Sister channel(s) ProSieben
Kabel eins
Sat.1 Emotions
Sat.1 Gold
ProSieben Fun
ProSieben Maxx
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
Cablecom (Switzerland) 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

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.[2]

In addition to its free-to-air standard definition version, Sat.1 broadcasts in high-definition on the HD+ platform from Astra.

Sat.1 Regional

Sat.1 also broadcasts regional programmes:


See also


  1. "Sat.1 legt zu, Das Erste mit Tief, RTL und ZDF vorn". Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  2. "Sixx wird zu Sat.1 Gold: Vorbereitungen auf Astra 19,2 laufen". Retrieved 11 January 2013.
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