Hessischer Rundfunk

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About Hessischer Rundfunk

Hessischer Rundfunk (Hessian Broadcasting) (HR) is the public broadcaster for the German state (Bundesland) of Hesse. The main offices of HR are in Frankfurt am Main. HR is a member of the ARD. The main radio and television studios for HR are located at Bertramstraße 8, Frankfurt am Main. There are additional radio and television studios in Kassel and Wiesbaden, and additional radio studios in Darmstadt, Fulda and Gießen. HR also has offices in Berlin, Eltville, Erbach, Limburg an der Lahn and Marburg. In 2000, HR opened studios on the 53rd floor of the Main Tower in the city centre of Frankfurt. HR is also responsible for the ARD Studios in Madrid and Prague. Licensing fees required for Radio and TV sets are currently €17.98 per month. For radio reception alone, the monthly fee is €5.52 These fees are not collected directly by the HR but by the GEZ that is a common organisation of ARD, its members, ZDF and Deutschlandfunk. Like other regional public broadcasting networks in Germany, HR has its own "Channel Three" programming. From 1964 until 1983 it was called 'Hessisches Fernsehprogramm' ("Hessian television programme") and from 1983 until 1997 it was called 'Hessen Drei' ("Hesse

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