Belgischer Rundfunk

Belgischer Rundfunk (BRF) (Belgian Broadcasting) is the public-service broadcasting organisation serving the German-speaking Community of Belgium. Based in Eupen, with additional studio facilities in Sankt Vith and Brussels, BRF produces one television and three radio channels.

Belgischer Rundfunk
TypeRadio and television
OwnerGerman Community of Belgium
Launch date
Official website


German-language broadcasts were first started in Brussels by the Nationaal Instituut voor Radio Omroep / Institut National de Radiodiffusion (NIR/INR) on 1 October 1945. In 1960, the NIR/INR became Belgische Radio en Televisie / Radio-Télévision Belge (BRT/RTB) and in 1961 RTB began a German-language radio channel, broadcasting from Liège.

In 1977, the German-language service was separated from RTB – which became Radio-Télévision Belge de la Communauté française (RTBF) – and BRT, which became Vlaamse radio en televisie (VRT) - and the new company, Belgischer Rundfunk, began broadcasting from Eupen. For some years afterward, it continued to use BRT/RTB's old stylised "ear" logo long after its French and Flemish sisters dropped it.

In October 1999 BRF-TV was created; it broadcasts by cable in the East Cantons. On 15 November 2001, BRF and Deutschlandfunk Cologne began BRF-DLF, a radio station in Brussels for German-speakers in that area.




  • BRF TV broadcasts locally produced news and documentary programmes and can only be received fully via cable, Proximus TV and VOO digital TV. Their news program is also broadcast twice a day on the Euronews channel of the free-to-air DVB-T service of the RTBF.[1]


  1. "BRF website listing the ways to receive the broadcasts". Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
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