ARD is a German international news channel. ARD is a joint organization of Germany's regional public broadcasters. ARD launch date is 1950 June, almost 70 years is channel broadcasting successfully. The full name of the channel is "Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland". According to 2015 data, Ard has a budget of € 6.9 billion and has 22,612 employees. The organization's budget comes from a licensing fee that every household has to pay by law for the company and the public institution. Watch ARD live broadcast for free.