ARD-alpha is a German free-to-air television channel run by regional public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. Its programming consists of shows made by Bayerischer Rundfunk, as well as from ARD and Austrian broadcaster ORF.
The channel was renamed ARD-alpha on 29 June 2014. The schedule was reorganized the previous day. BR is still responsible for financing and broadcasting the channel, but some programs originally broadcast by other ARD member stations were added to ARD-alpha's schedule. Cooperation with ORF (the Austrian public broadcaster) in the form of alpha-Austria continued and its television programs are now aired after 10 pm instead of in the early evening. Werner Reuss is head of ARD-alpha.