ZDF is a German public-service television broadcaster based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. It is run as an independent nonprofit institution, which was founded by all federal states of Germany (Bundesländer). ZDF is financed by television licence fees and advertising revenues.
1st logo (1970s?-1987)
Logo: On a light blue background, there is a symbol consisting of 2 black vertical lines with 2 gray "eyes" intersecting with each other, with the top being brighter than the bottom.
Availability: Extinct. It was seen on a few television programs and news programs during the time.
2nd logo (1987-1992)
Logo: on a light blue-dark blue gradient background, there are 2 orange shiny layers of text moving outwards the camera to reveal more layers of text moving to say "ZDF", when its formed, a white text with a backdrop fades into the bottom right saying "Ihr Programm".
Technique: Simple CGI animaton.
Music/Sounds: A cheerful synthesizer theme.
Availability: Extinct. It was seen before news and television programs at the time.