Founding of ATV (Alternativ TV)

ATV is the first pirate station in Cologne, founded by the video artists Marcel Odenbach, Ulrike Rosenbach, and Klaus vom Bruch. The programs they produce are transmitted within a distance of just a few hundred meters. There is scarcely any cooperation with television stations. “The idea was to counter the drab aesthetics and themes of official television with something more demanding than entertainment, that dared to experiment, and was created by artists. It was intended as a critical reply to the output of the German television landscape.” (Ulrike Rosenbach)