Das Erste, meaning The First, is the flagship channel of German public-broadcasting consortium ARD, and the oldest TV channel in Germany.
Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow
ARD Deutsches Fernsehen
Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen
On Monday, 1 October 1984, ARD introduced a new logo accompanied by the first CGI ident broadcast on German television created by Cranston/Csuri Productions in Columbus, Ohio. The logo, the storyboards for the ident and the new intros part of the rebrand were made by Hans Bacher.
Originally only used on the channel's Facebook page, this logo launched on air in February 2015.