hr-fernsehen is the name of the regional television station of Hessischer Rundfunk for the state of Hesse, Germany.
The television programme focuses on regional reporting. In addition to the afternoon programme hallo hessen and the previous evening tabloid magazine maintower as well as a compact late edition of the regional news, hessenschau kompakt (both Monday to Friday), the daily hessenschau at 7:30 p.m. has above all consolidated itself in the programme as a permanent institution and programme with the highest ratings.
Other programmes include the regional political magazine defacto, the panel shows strassenstars and Wer weiss es?, the business and consumer magazine mex and the cultural magazine hauptsache kultur. Currently the most successful format is the Sunday hessenQuiz with Jörg Bombach. Ranking shows are often broadcast in which the "most popular" or "most beautiful" rivers, castles, mountains in or celebrities from Hesse are presented.
From 1990 to 1993, the channel broadcast the weekly talk show Zeil um Zehn and from 1999 to 2004 from Monday to Friday the Late Lounge moderated by Roberto Cappelluti from 10:00 p.m. on.
Further stopped but occasionally successful formats were the two political talk shows 3-2-1 and Vorsicht! Friedman, the first literary programme on German television bücher, bücher, the animal programme herrchen gesucht, the Stadtgespräch and the c't magazine.