|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
720p (1080p (DVB-T2 only)) (HDTV)
|Key people||Markus Schächter|
|Launched||1 November 2009 (SD)|
30 April 2012 (HD)
|Digital terrestrial television||Region dependent|
|Kabel Deutschland||Channel 206 (SD) |
Channel 247 (HD)
|Unitymedia||Channel 500 (SD) / Channel 200 (HD)|
|UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)||Channel 43 (HD)|
|Astra 1H (19.2°E)||11953.50 H 77 22000 2/3 (DVB-S)|
|Astra 1KR (19.2°E)||11361.75 H 11 27500 3/4 (HDTV DVB-S2)|
|Sky Deutschland||Channel 175|
|Telekom Entertain||Channel 17 (HD)|
|A1 TV (Austria)||Channel 40 (SD) |
Channel 340 (HD)
ZDFneo is a German free-to-air television channel, programmed for an audience aged 18 to 45 to counter the primarily older-skewing main channels of public broadcasters ZDF and ARD. It replaced ZDF's documentary channel ZDFdokukanal on 1 November 2009.
The font "Klavika" has been used for the entire on-air design and for most programs. On 1 October 2017, the station was to receive a new on-air design and a new broadcasting logo. But the on-air redesign was carried out in the morning hours of 26 September 2017 already, despite all announcements.
ZDFneo is broadcast (along with the rest of ZDFvision) via DVB-T digital terrestrial television, receivable in most areas of Germany. It is also transmitted in DVB-C through German cable networks, and in DVB-S from the Astra 1H satellite.
Since 30 April 2012, ZDFneo has been broadcast in HD (720p). The program was initially only scaled up by 576i, since ZDFneo had no HD-capable playout at this time. Since mid-May 2015, the program is broadcast in native HD quality.
ZDFneo's broadcasts mostly consists of comedy and drama series produced in-house. Shows imported from America and the United Kingdom plus a few documentaries, music shows, and movies round out the schedule.