Bahn TV

Bahn TV
Launched January 2001
Closed 31 December 2010
Owned by Deutsche Bahn
Picture format 576i (16:9 and 4:3) (SDTV)
Country Germany
Language German
Broadcast area Germany
Headquarters Berlin
Website Official website
SES Astra 19.2°E
Streaming media
Bahn TV Online Website
Bahn TV's studios were in "BahnTower" in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, where DB headquarters were at the time.

Bahn TV (i.e.: Railway TV) was a television channel owned by Deutsche Bahn, the German state-owned railway company. It started broadcasting in 2001 and closed on 31 December 2010.[1] From February to 31 December 2010 the channel was called DB Bewegtbild[2] (i.e.: DB Moving Images).


The channel launched on January 2001 as a channel for DB Group employees. Initially the channel could only be received in some Deutsche Bahn offices, break rooms and cafeterias. To broadcast content to all DB employees, the channel started broadcasting using the Astra satellite at 19.2 degrees East in early 2003.

In May 2005, the channel became a specialty channel and starting in September 2006 was promoted as a channel for DB customers, as well as a niche channel covering mobility, logistics and travel. The channel was available on cable networks from Primacom, Net Cologne, Kabel BW, Tele-Columbus AG, Unity Media, and other digital city networks.[3]

Bahn TV was produced by Atkon AG, a television production company in Berlin. Its editorial offices were in Leipziger Platz and studios were in Potsdamer Platz. Presenters included Bettina Melzer, Jan Möller, Christine Mühlenhof, Roger pulse, Fabian Dittmann, Monika Jones, Anja Heyde and Manuela Carpenter. The executive manager, from 2009, was Volker Knauer.

Satellite broadcasts ended on 1 July 2008 and the channel was only available on the internet from then on. It was known as Bahn TV Online and had five different sections: "Aktuell" (news), "Mobilität und Logistik" (mobility and logistics), "Fernweh" (wanderlust), "Nostalgie" (nostalgia) and "In Fahrt" (~on the move). The channel was renamed "DB Bewegtbild" in February 2010 and closed at the end of 2010.[1][4]



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