Launched 30 August 1997
Owned by ARD
Picture format

576i (SDTV)

720p (HDTV)
Country Germany
Headquarters Hamburg/Potsdam, Germany
Formerly called EinsExtra (1997-2012)
Sister channel(s) Das Erste
Website www.tagesschau24.de
Astra Digital 10744H 22000 5/6
Unitymedia Channel 216
Cablecom Channel 054 (digital CH-D)
T-Home Channel 55
Alice Channel 51
Streaming media
Tagesschau.de German-Only livestream
International livestream
FilmOn Watch live

tagesschau24 is a digital television channel produced by the German broadcaster ARD and managed by the Hamburg-based ARD regional broadcaster NDR. It launched on 30 August 1997 as "EinsExtra" before the introduction of its current name on 1 May 2012.[1]

tagesschau24 is ARD's news channel and competes with N24 and n-tv. Besides news, tagesschau24 also broadcasts culture, sports and science programmes.

tagesschau24 is available free-to-air via satellite, cable and digital terrestrial.

A HD simulcast of tagesschau24 was launched on 5 December 2013.[2]


The ARD digital broadcaster started on 30 August 1997 under the name EinsExtra. EinsExtra was positioned as information programme. Till 2006 the broadcaster consisted largely of replays of magazines, talk shows and documentaries from the first (Das Erste) and third (Drittes Fernsehprogramm) channnels. From 2006 to 2009 the sender was successively converted to a news network, to which a new live news programme with the name EinsExtra Aktuell was launched. At first the 30min-programme was broadcast from Mondays to Fridays at 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00. Since the beginning of 2008 non-stop from 09:00 to 19:00 and from June 2009 on till 20:00. Besides, since August 2010 the program is also broadcast at weekends and on holidays from 12:00 to 18:00. From 1 May 2012 on EinsExtra Aktuell was renamed to tagesschau24.


  1. "tagesschau24 to launch on 1 May". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2012-05-03.
  2. "Neue HD-Sender der ARD über Astra aufgeschaltet" [New HD channels of ARD are now available on Astra satellite]. DigitalFernsehen.de. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
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