Since 2003, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) has been the public broadcaster of the city Berlin and the region Brandenburg. rbb emerged from the merger of the following former broadcasters:
- Sender Freies Berlin/ Radio Free Berlin (SFB, 1955-2003)
- Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg/ East German Broadcasting Brandenburg (ORB, 1991-2003)
Therefore, the archive contains the television and radio programmes of the former SFB, ORB and today’s rbb. The rbb can be considered a bridge between East and West. The archive covers the period 1955 until today. It continues to grow with new broadcasts and material from Berlin and Brandenburg.
The broadcasters accompany the political and cultural events of the city Berlin and the region Brandenburg with news coverage. The archive holds unique footage showing scenes from the former island city and today’s capital city Berlin. It also captures important events of German post-war history.