One (German TV channel)

One
Launched 30 August 1997 (1997-08-30)
Network ARD
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
720p (1080p (DVB-T2 only)) (HDTV)[1]
Audience share 0.6% (January 2018 (2018-01), KEK)
Country Germany
Language German
Broadcast area Germany, also distributed nationally in:
Austria
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Slovenia
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Belgium
Headquarters Cologne, Germany
Formerly called EinsFestival (1997-2009)
Einsfestival (2009-2016)
Sister channel(s) Das Erste
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Website one.ard.de
Availability
Terrestrial
DVB-T different federal channels (FTA)
DVB-T2 different federal channels (FTA)
Satellite
Astra Digital 10743.75 H 22000 5/6 (SDTV)
Astra Digital 12421.5 H 27500 3/4 (HDTV)[1]
Cable
Kabel Deutschland (Germany) Channel 204 (SD)
Unitymedia Channel 290
KabelBW S28
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland) Channel 50 (HD)
IPTV
Telekom Entertain (Germany) Channel 56 (SD/HD)
A1 TV (Austria) Channel 46 (SD)
Streaming media
one.ard.de Watch live

One is a digital television channel owned and operated by the German public-broadcasting consortium ARD. Managed since October 2005 by the Cologne-based broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) on behalf of ARD as a whole, the channel was originally launched (as EinsFestival) on 30 August 1997.

One is available in Germany on cable and (in some regions) digital terrestrial television, as well as the Zattoo Internet television service; also more widely in Europe via satellite.

History

On 29 July 2016 WDR announced that from early September 2016 Einsfestival would be rebranded as One and become a channel specifically aimed at viewers aged between 30 and 49.[2][3] The channel's website, Twitter, and Facebook presences were updated on 1 September 2016,[4] and the on-air rebrand took effect on 3 September 2016, starting with adoption of the new screen identification at 0.00 and ending with the final adjustment of all aspects of the channel's visual design at 10.00.

The rebrand was aimed at increasing awareness of the station as an entertainment channel, particularly among viewers under 30.[5]

Content

One concentrates on entertainment, and the channel's content is very largely made up of repeat broadcasts of programmes already shown on other ARD channels, national and regional: this includes cinema and television films, drama series, documentaries, reports, magazines, and music programmes (especially rock and pop).

Since the 2004 Summer Olympics ARD and ZDF have used their digital television channels (respectively, One and ZDFneo) to broadcast additional coverage of such sporting events as the Olympic Games and the UEFA European Football Championship. For example, during UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup these digital channels were used to provide coverage of different matches taking place simultaneously.

One also carries the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as the final (which is also broadcast by ARD's principal channel, Das Erste).

One HD

From 21 to 24 March 2008 Einsfestival ran HDTV test broadcasts via satellite and digital cable (Kabel BW). The first HD programme came from the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin. Between 22 December 2008 and 1 January 2009 Einsfestival again broadcast HD test programmes.

One HD is broadcast at 720p50 via DVB-S on Astra 1KR: 12.4215 GHz, horizontal polarisation, 27500 symbols/s symbolrate, FEC 3/4 error protection.[1]

Audience share

Germany

January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual average
2017[6]0.4%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.6%0.6%0.7%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.7%0.6%
2018[7]0.6%

References

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