Because of an RBB employee warning strike, the hour-long "ARD-Mittagsmagazin" in the joint program Das Erste and ZDF was canceled on Friday. At 1 p.m., TV viewers saw the program of the ARD news channel Tagesschau24 on the first. Normally, ZDF also broadcasts the "ARD-Mittagsmagazin", and the broadcaster extended its "Turntable" magazine as a replacement program.
At 1:00 p.m., the RBB television of the Berlin-Brandenburg public broadcaster (RBB) also broadcast a ten-minute report about aquatic animals instead of a news program. The reason for the warning strike is ongoing collective bargaining.
The RBB expects that more news programs will be canceled in the TV program on Friday. Already in the morning there were program effects on the radio. According to RBB information from noon, rbb24 Inforadio took over the program from NDR Info on its frequencies from 10 a.m. rbbKultur broadcast a replacement program. On the internet, rbb24 reported up-to-date, but to a lesser extent than usual. The ARD broadcaster informed on its website: "There are significant restrictions in our program today. We ask for your understanding."
A rally in front of the RBB main location in Berlin was planned for midday. "Image" and "B.Z." first made the announcement of the walkout public on Thursday.