There's a Moma (MorgenMagazine) on Das Erste as well, do ARD and ZDF split production between themselves? I remember Das Erste's MoMa being aa very plaid affair.
It sounds confusing, but this is an arrangement which dates back years, when the entire schedule until lunchtime was shared by the two broadcasters. Most shows have been separate since 1999, but cooperation on the news bulletins at 9/10/12 lasted until 2012 and continues with the magazine shows.
ARD and ZDF simulcast, but they produce separate programmes which are broadcast in alternate weeks. Both broadcasters use different studios for both so you will see MoMa from Cologne (ARD/WDR) and Berlin (ZDF); the Mittagsmagazin at lunchtime is broadcast from Munich (ARD/BR) or Mainz (ZDF). Oh, and ARD's news bulletins come from Hamburg (NDR).
Next year, all change. Regional broadcaster RBB (Berlin-Brandenburg) will take over production of the ARD MiMa and
editions of MiMa will also come from ZDF's studios in Berlin – the broadcasters will swap weeks, producing MoMa and MiMa in alternate weeks instead of the same week, as currently.
A strange situation can occur when either channel is in sports mode, as the arrangement continues anyway and the ARD version will be seen only on ZDF...
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