NDR Fernsehen is a regional television channel targeting northern Germany, specifically the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hamburg and Bremen. It is broadcast by both Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Radio Bremen, although NDR provides most of the output as they are many times bigger than Radio Bremen. It is one of seven regional "third programmes" offered by the ARD members.
It started broadcasting on January 4, 1965 as the common channel of NDR, Radio Bremen and Sender Freies Berlin. It eventually adopted the name "Nord 3", later "N3". In 1992, the stations broadcast area changed as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was added to NDR after the German reunification and SFB left the N3 cooperation in October to start its own channel, Berlin 1. The name "NDR Fernsehen" was adopted in 2001.
The channel is available in five different versions for the broadcast of local programmes in the early evening. Four of the areas are branded "NDR Fernsehen", while in the Bremen area, only NDR NDS is available.
NDR Fernsehen Hamburg with Hamburg Journal.
NDR Fernsehen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with Nordmagazin.
NDR Fernsehen Niedersachsen with Niedersachsen 19:30.