German production company Spiegel TV has launched its online TV channel on 10 June 2011: spiegel.tv screens documentaries, analysis and background reports covering current topics from the areas of politics, economy and society.

Each video is accompanied by a link to a story dealing with the subject on the website of news magazine "Der Spiegel". In addition to the live-stream, there are on-demand channels through which viewers can gain more in-depth information on individual areas such as history or humans. spiegel.tv also provides supplementary material to each week's front-page story of "Der Spiegel".

Viewers also have the possibility to compile a personalised TV channel by choosing videos from spiegel.tv's line-up and adding them to their individual playlist.

The offering is free-of-charge and finances through advertising.