This logo was used throughout the Eighties, maybe it was introduced even earlier.
On June 6, 1994, WDR launched a new logo which is sometimes known as the wincle-logo. It consists of a blue rectangle which has cut a small piece of rectangle out and the "WDR" wordmark appears to the left at the center of the rectangle.
By July 1, 1994, West 3 was rebranded as WDR Fernsehen.
In April 2012, WDR announced a corporate pre-design which will be applied step by step to fully replace the previous design by 2014.
The new logo was launched on April 19, 2012.
WDR Fernsehen (HD)
Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (1945-1953)