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|
|Publisher||NDR / Redaktion ARD-aktuell|
|Area of distribution||Nationwide|
|Address||Hugh-Greene-Weg 1, 22529 Hamburg|
|Phone||0049 40 41 56 0|