Seven amazing facts you should know about TV in the GDR

“It wasn’t all bad in the GDR” – this same tongue-in-cheek sentence can also be used to describe television in the GDR. Many well-known and long-running German television programs started in East Germany. Not everything in the GDR had a political or ideological slant, as one might readily suspect. Admittedly, films produced and broadcast in the East were more affected by censorship and politicization, but there were also some highlights on the German television station “Deutsches Fernsehfunk des Osten” from the 1960s onwards, which were widely viewed. We have put together seven facts for you below, many of which will surprise you.
GDR television set Rembrandt
Television set Rembrandt – first model to be designed and built in the GDR, Source: SchiDD Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA 4.0
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