N24 (Germany)

N24 (Germany)
N24 logo.svg
N24 logo
Launched January 24, 2000
Owned by N24 Medien GmbH
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Country Germany
Broadcast area National; also distributed in Austria and Switzerland
Headquarters Berlin, Germany
Website N24.de
Astra 1KR 10803 H (PAL)
Astra 1L 12545 H, SR 22000, FEC 5/6
Cablecom Channel 047 (digital CH-D)

N24 is a television news channel based in Germany. It is owned N24 Media GmbH. It was previously owned and operated by ProSiebenSat.1 Media. N24 provides regular news updates to ProSiebenSat.1 Media properties like kabel eins and ProSieben.



In the late 1990s, the ProSieben Media Group failed to take over German television news channel n-tv, then owned by competitors RTL Group and CNN. Instead, the media group founded a company called N24 Gesellschaft für Nachrichten und Zeitgeschehen after taking over German newswire ddp. The channel was launched on January 24, 2000 at noon, from studios near Munich. In collaboration with Bloomberg Television, N24 provided live coverage of financial markets around the world.

In July 2001, the channel started broadcasts from its new Berlin headquarters. One year later, N24 revamped its schedule, increasing the number of documentaries broadcast and reducing business coverage. The channel unveiled a new on-air design in 2004. This included a new logo and studio. N24 also signed an agreement with CNBC Europe whereby CNBC would provide regular updates from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in German.[1] The reports feature CNBC’s proprietary graphics. In 2007, N24 strengthened its business coverage, introducing daily programmes such as Börse am Mittag ["Stock market Afternoon"] and Börse am Abend ["Stock market Evening"]. The channel moved its headquarters in October 2008.[2]


N24 previously broadcast a variety of programming, with more than seven hours of live programming per business day. CNBC correspondents Silvia Wadhwa, Patricia Szarvas, Roland Klaus, Michael Mross and Bruni Schubert report live from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the LSE and the NYSE throughout the day. Since August 2010, news programming has been cut back, with no program lasting more than 15 minutes.

Previous N24 newscasts:

CET Program Hosts Description
Christina Prüver, Thomas Spahn an early morning news program with pre-market business headlines
Tatjana Ohm, Thomas Klug a morning news program with comments from talk show hosts such as Hajo Schumacher, Claus Strunz and Michel Friedman
Alexandra Karle, Alexander Privitera a mid-day news program
Börse am Mittag
Dietmar Deffner a business and financial news program in the afternoon
Börse am Abend
Thomas Schwarzer a business and financial news program in the evening
13.00-6.00 (at the top of the hour)
N24 Nachrichten
N24 Anchors regular news updates between two minutes and a half-hour, no live-programming overnight

Anchors and Reporters

N24 reporter Steffen Schwarzkopf in Cologne, reporting about the collaps of the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne
  • Pia Ampaw
  • Robert Annetzberger
  • Dietmar Deffner
  • Marc Dickgreber
  • Ralf Finke
  • Michel Friedman
  • Astrid Frohloff
  • Petra Glinski
  • Hans-Hermann Gockel
  • Carsten Hädler
  • Hans-Peter Hagemes
  • Alexandra Karle
  • Andrea Kempter
  • Thomas Klug
  • Dieter Kronzucker
  • Peter Limbourg (chief editor)
  • Michaela Mey
  • Wenzel Michalski
  • Tatjana Ohm
  • Florian Otto
  • Gaby Papenburg
  • Petra Papke
  • Inge Posmyk
  • Milena Preradovic
  • Alexander Privitera
  • Christina Prüver
  • Julia Scherf
  • Katrin Sandmann
  • Sandra Schiffauer
  • Hajo Schumacher
  • Thomas Schwarzer
  • Steffen Schwarzkopf
  • Alexander Simon
  • Thomas Spahn
  • Stephan Strothe
  • Claus Strunz
  • Bruder Paulus Terwitte
  • Hans-Hermann Tiedje
  • Marcus Tychsen
  • Claudia von Brauchitsch
  • Verena Wriedt


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