TV Pack

“TV Pack” is a collection of 4 transcripts, each in their own PDF file. The pack is a ZIP file containing the 4 PDFs and is available from the AllThingsGerman Download Store.

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Die Mainzelmännchen

The Mainzelmännchen are animated characters that are show in short clips between advertisements on the ZDF channel. They started in 1963 are now there are over 40.000 different spots. Originally there were six characters, but recently a set of twins and a dog has been added.

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ARD & ZDF

ARD and ZDF are two public service broadcasters in Germany. ARD is made up of a number of smaller, regional broadcasters whereas ZDF is more centralised and is based in Mainz-Lerchenberg.

Major shows such as Wetten Dass…? and Fernsehgarten are broadcast by ZDF, and the daily news Tagesschau is broadcast by ARD.

Besides their own channels, both are involved in other public service projects such as KiKa – a channel for childrens’ programmes.

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