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Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (ORB) (English: Eastern Germany Broadcasting - Brandenburg) was the public broadcaster for Brandenburg in eastern Germany from 12 October 1991 until 30 April 2003. ORB's headquarters were in Potsdam and the organisation was part of the ARD. Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Potsdam is the capital city of the state of Brandenburg in Germany. ...


It merged with the Berlin public broadcaster Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) on 1 May 2003 to form Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB). (help· info) is the capital city and a federal state of Germany. ... Logo of Sender Freies Berlin Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) was public radio and television service for West Berlin from 1 June 1954 until 30 April 2003. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ...

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History

After German reunification, the ARD expanded into the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Four public broadcasters replaced the former GDR public broadcasters: The existing Norddeutscher Rundfunk to the north; the existing SFB from West Berlin to all of the city; the new Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk for the states of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt; and the new Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg. The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in... East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a socialist country that existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) covers the 5 northernmost states of Germany. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ... The Free State of Thuringia (German Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), with an area of 16,200 sq. ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... With an area of 20,447 km² and a population of 2. ...


ORB was created on 12 October 1991 and joined the ARD on 27 November. It took over from the former Rundfunk der DDR on 1 January 1992. October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Originally, ORB planned to call itself ODR (Ostdeutscher Rundfunk - Eastern Germany Broadcasting) in a similar pattern to Norddeutscher Rundfunk (North Germany Broadcasting) and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Western Germany Broadcasting). However, the name ODR implied that the new organisation supplied the whole of the former East Germany, so a more specific name was chosen in the autumn of 1991. The Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR) is a public broadcaster in the German Bundesland North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office is in Köln. ...


ORB television was broadcast from the former studios of the official GDR film company, Deutsche Film AG, whilst the radio services were originated from the Funkhaus Nalepastraße, the former headquarters of the GDR's broadcasting service.


Programming

Radio

On commencing broadcasting on 1 January 1992, ORB had three radio stations. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...

  • Antenne Brandenburg - begun by the former GDR in May 1990. This became the ORB's pop music and information station.
  • Radio Brandenburg - a culture and news station.
  • Rockradio B - a youth station, broadcasting on the former frequencies of the GDR's youth station DT64.

On 22 February 1992, ORB and SFB began a joint radio station, radioBZWEI, aimed at 25 to 50-year-old listerners. February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


On 1 March 1993, a further ORB/SFB joint station, Fritz, replaced Rockradio B. March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


A further ORB/SFB station, the news-based infoRADIO, began on 28 August 1995. August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 3 October 1997, SFB and ORB launched RADIOkultur, a cultural station taking up much of the programming of SFB3, with an emphasis on classic, world, jazz and new music and politics. October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Television

ORB started broadcasting its own "third" television station on the same day the ARD Das Erste launched in ORB's area - 1 January 1992. The principal German public national TV channel. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


The third network mostly carried ARD programming for cost reasons. ORB broadcast news programmes at 1900 and 2045. However, the main evening news in the GDR had long been at 1930, and this was the preferred time for most viewers.


On 1 May 1992, the schedules were radically altered to account for the habits of the viewers, with the main local news being moved to 1930 - a position it keeps on RBB's successor service. Additionally, more locally-derived programming was added to the schedule. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ...


ORB's television networks were:


Joint operations

  • Das Erste - ARD joint channel
  • Phoenix - ARD and ZDF joint events channel
  • KI.KA - ARD and ZDF joint children's channel
  • Arte - French-German culture channel
  • 3sat - ARD, ZDF, ORF, and SRG joint highbrow channel

The principal German public national TV channel. ... KI.KA (Der Kinderkanal = The Childrens Channel)is a public television channel based in Erfurt, Germany. ... Arte is a Franco-German TV network, which aims to promote quality programming related to the world of arts and culture. ... 3sats logo 3sat is the name of a public, advertising-free, television network in Central Europe. ...

Own network

  • ORB-Fernsehen - the "third network" for Brandenburg.

Studios

The main studios of ORB were in Potsdam. Other studios were located in Cottbus, Frankfurt (Oder) and Perleberg. Map of Germany showing Cottbus Cottbus (Sorbian: ChoÅ›ebuz, Czech: ChotÄ›buz, Polish: Chociebuż, archaic German: Kottbus) is a city in Brandenburg, Germany, situated around 125 km southeast of Berlin on the Spree river. ... Frankfurt (Oder) [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Frankobord) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany, located on the river Oder, on the German-Polish border, directly opposite to the city of Słubice. ... Perleberg is the capital of the district Prignitz, which is located in the north-west of the German state Brandenburg. ...


Productions

ORB contributed to the series Polizeiruf 110 - a crime drama strand originally produced from 1971 by GDR television and taken up by Das Erste after reunification. ORB also created the popular magazine programme Polylux, which has been continued by RBB and is now shown on Das Erste. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...

Logo of the ARD Member organizations of the ARD

Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR; Bavarian Broadcasting) 
Deutsche Welle (DW; international broadcasting) 
Hessischer Rundfunk (HR; Hessian Broadcasting) 
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR; Central German Broadcasting) 
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR; North German Broadcasting) 
Radio Bremen (RB) 
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB; Broadcasting Berlin-Brandenburg) 
Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR; Saarland Broadcasting) 
Südwestrundfunk (SWR; Southwest Broadcasting) 
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR; West German Broadcasting)
Look at: http://de. ... Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ... The Deutsche Welle building in Bonn This article is about the German international broadcaster. ... Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ... Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ... Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) covers the 5 northernmost states of Germany. ... Current logo of Radio Bremen. ... Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ... Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ... The Südwestrundfunk (SWR) is a public broadcasting company for the southwest of Germany belonging to the ARD group. ... The Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR) is a public broadcaster in the German Bundesland North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office is in Köln. ...

Former members

Sender Freies Berlin (SFB; Transmitter Free Berlin)
Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (ORB; East German Broadcasting Brandenburg)
Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR; Northwest German Broadcasting) Logo of Sender Freies Berlin Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) was public radio and television service for West Berlin from 1 June 1954 until 30 April 2003. ... -1...


 
 

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