The ZDF starts with Beatrice Egli (34) and Bülent Ceylan (46) in the year 2023. The pop singer and the comedian lead through "The ZDF Midnight Party". The program runs on New Year's Eve from 12:50 a.m., as can be seen from the station's TV program.
"The ZDF Midnight Party" runs for two hours. The "ZDF Kultnacht" follows at 2:50 a.m. The music program, which, like the new format, shows excerpts from ZDF programs, has been running on New Year's Eve since 2009.