Jörg Pilawa is one of the most popular faces on German television and is a quota magnet for ARD. Now he’s changing employers. Nonetheless, viewers will continue to see him on Das Erste for months to come.


TV presenter Jörg Pilawa and ARD go their separate ways. According to an article in the newspaper “Bild”, the famous quiz master is in the process of switching to private broadcaster Sat.1.

Norddeutsche Rundfunk announced the separation on Thursday in Hamburg. “With an interruption, I worked for ARD and NDR for over 20 years and was able to present many great and most importantly successful formats there,” said the 56-year-old, according to the broadcaster. “I am very grateful to ARD and especially to NDR for this. Of course, you leave with sadness after such a long and intense period. “

The “Bild” reported that Sat.1 will air Pilawa’s first show on the new broadcaster in the spring. The facilitator will present different formats throughout the year.

A spokesperson for Sat.1 said at the request of the DPA: “We are not part of the staff speculation. The point is: Jörg Pilawa is a TV legend suitable for all broadcasters. “

The 56-year-old is one of Germany’s most famous television faces and is an audience magnet for ARD. As recently as last week, 3.81 million viewers saw her New Year’s Eve show on Das Erste. But he is especially present with the ARD pre-evening show “Quizduell”.

ARD Entertainment Coordinator Frank Beckmann thanked Pilawa as a farewell. “Jörg Pilawa decided to innovate as a presenter and showmaster. It made possible the success of the quiz formats on the eve of the first. Unforgettable how he moderated the live ‘dueling quiz’ for days on end, even though technically nothing worked. “Pilawa is an” artist by call. “

At the start of the year, Pilawa will be seen a few more times with shows already recorded on Erste and NDR television. “Until the middle of the year he will host the ‘Quizduell’ on Friday evening at 6:50 p.m., and all episodes of the ‘NDR Quizshow’ for 2022 have already been taped and can be seen on NDR TV until the end. of the year, ”said the NDR.

On February 5 at 8:15 pm, Erste, ORF and Swiss Television will broadcast for the last time an episode of “Quiz Without Borders”, under the direction of Jörg Pilawa.