The Voice of Germany is a German reality talent show that premiered on 24 November 2011 on ProSieben and Sat.1. Based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, the series was created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. It is part of an international series.
Germany's Next Topmodel is a German reality television show, based on a concept that was introduced by Tyra Banks with America's Next Top Model. The competition is hosted by Heidi Klum. She also serves as the lead judge and executive producer of the show.
X Factor is the German version of The X Factor, a show originating from the United Kingdom. It is a television music talent show contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions. The show's inaugural German season started in August 2010. RTL broadcast the first two kick-off shows. The other episodes have been shown on VOX. Both channels are part of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. X Factor is produced by Grundy Light Entertainment, another RTL Group company. The auditions were held in April 2010. The show started on 20 August 2010 and ended on 9 November 2010 with Edita Abdieski being crowned the winner. The second season began on 30 August 2011 and was won on 6 December 2011 by David Pfeffer. The third season began on 25 August 2012 and was won by Mrs Greenbird on 25 November 2012. In February 2013, VOX announced that a fourth season would not air during 2013, however, it has not ruled out a possible return for the show in 2014.
Popstars is a German reality television series that began its first installment on the RTL II network on November 14, 2000. Part of the international Popstars franchise, it originated from the same-titled New Zealand reality program. The show accompanies the making of pop music bands whose members depend on the particular season's concept. In its ten seasons, it spawned musical acts No Angels, Bro'Sis, Overground, Preluders, Nu Pagadi, Monrose, Room 2012, Queensberry, Some & Any, LaViVe and Melouria.
Ultimate Beastmaster is an upcoming competition reality show that is set to premiere on Netflix on February 24, 2017. The show will consist of 10 episodes which will be released simultaneously on Netflix worldwide
As April 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitler, this documentary investigates the before, during and final days of the most terrifying dictator of the western world.
Heimat is the overall title of several series of films in 32 episodes written and directed by Edgar Reitz which view life in Germany between 1919 and 2000 through the eyes of a family from the Hunsrück area of the Rhineland. Personal and domestic life is set against glimpses of wider social and political events. The combined length of the 32 films is 53 hours and 25 minutes, making it one of the longest series of feature-length films in cinema history. The title Heimat is a German word meaning "homeland". Its use is partly an ironic reference to the film genre known as Heimatfilm which was popular in Germany in the 1950s. Heimatfilms were noted for their rural settings, sentimental tone and simplistic morality. Aesthetically, all three series are notable for their frequent switching between colour and black-and-white film to convey different emotional states.
For 28 years, a nearly insurmountable barrier kept people from fleeing East Germany. But then, the dramatic night of November 9, 1989, saw the fall of the Wall that divided Germany. Today, it is difficult to imagine what was bitter reality just a few decades ago.
Fame Academy was a German reality television program and casting show launched on RTL II in 2003 under the same format of the international TV franchise Star Academy in search of a boy band to be launched by the programme from a number of contestants applying. The programme was not successful in comparison to the more successful counterparts like the Spanish Operación Triunfo or the French Star Academy. The reception however was lukewarm in Germany with an average of 900,000 tuning in. The series was discontinued after initial season. Winners went on to form the band Become One.
Soccer Made in Germany was a PBS show that ran from 1976 until 1988. The program, distributed to 256 PBS member stations by the German Educational Television Network was initially sponsored by KQED Channel 9, San Francisco. The - Emmy Nominated - weekly series featured hour long edited highlights of games involving West German association football teams and select international and European cup games from UEFA. The show was hosted by Toby Charles from 1976-1983. Soccer Made In Germany showed a Woman Soccer German CUP match from Frankfurt in 1981, pioneering the sport to U.S. audiences, and promoted girls/women soccer in schools and universities a trend that has been very successful to date. View #Soccer Made In Germany CLIP German Educational TV also produced a daily SPECIAL program life from its New York studios presenting highlights of the day from the 1982 World Cup from Spain. This was the first time that World Cup was presented on Public Television in the United States bringing the sport to millions of homes each day, and leading up to the FINAL MATCH which was also live-broadcast on ABC-Network as a FIRST LIVE showing of a FIFA WORLD CUP event on U.S. network TV.
The Biggest Loser Germany started in 2009 on ProSieben. The following seasons switched channels inside the ProSiebenSat.1 network, season two airing on kabel eins and seasons three and four on Sat.1.
Big Brother Germany is a reality show on RTL II. It was the first adapted version based on the original Dutch Big Brother series by Endemol in 1999. Big Brother Germany first aired on 28 February 2000 and ended 11 years later on 12 September 2011. After a two year hiatus the series was brought and revamped by Sat.1 as Promi Big Brother, the first celebrity series of the German version. Cindy aus Marzahn and Oliver Pocher were announced as the new presenters of the revived show in August 2013.