I’ve recently discovered that there is a LOT of German TV available online – and not just as live stream either. Here are some selections that intermediate to advanced learners of Germans might find interesting…
Magazines & Advice Columns
Courses / Lectures
Documentaries & Expert discussion rounds
Traveling around the World
Animals around the World
Bundestag – live and archived video from the German parliament
More political discussions
On media – how reporting works in unfree places, the relation of media & politics/economy etc.
Various documentaries – a lot of surprising topics
Türkisch für Anfänger – modern soap, transcripts and translations available
Tatort – the most popular German detective series
Lindenstraße – Germany’s longest-running soap opera
Verliebt in Berlin – telenovela
Jim Knopf – beloved old-style kids’ story, all done with marionettes
Naruto – an example of translated anime
This list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a starting point for those who wouldn’t know what to search for. Enjoy!
Please let me know if you can’t open any of these videos – some might be geographically limited – or if any infringe on copyright. From what I can see, they were all uploaded by the producers or TV stations themselves.