Tagesschau.de was founded in 1996 as an online supplement to the daily TV news programme but has since developed into a stand-alone news website run by the joint organisation of Germany's regional public broadcasters, ARD. This prompted a dispute with private companies over whether taxpayer-funded public broadcasters should be allowed to enter into such direct competition online with privately run sites.

Frequency of publication Regularly updated
Visits 50.000.000 – 100.000.000
Online payment model All content for free
Location Hamburg, Germany
Publisher NDR / Redaktion ARD-aktuell
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1996
Address Hugh-Greene-Weg 1, 22529 Hamburg
Phone 0049 40 41 56 0
Email redaktion@tagesschau.de
Twitter @tagesschau