Interesting - so WWRY from Houston was shown on German TV a month after the show. Judging by the time coder, it looks like it's bits of the slow and fast versions at the beginning of the show.
Maybe there are different angles, as they don't seem to entirely match the video we have.
I tried registering to the forum, but when I click on the file it says "only donators can unlock data". It would be great if someone could manage to snatch the file. I'll happily contribute a few bucks to the cause if that's how the forum works - a file like this is worth it.
Here are 5 volumes of RDF on archive.org, I don't have time to thoroughly go through them but I also have no idea if Queen would be included, or even if it's the same TV program.
Also, this website claims that the Queen portion was on a completely different date, but it says WATC and not WWRY (1978-06-03): link
Just thought I'd share this before someone goes and spends money :) link
Ok, so I emailed ZDF regarding a copy of the program and this is what they replied with (translated from German):
“We thank you for your interest in the ZDF program and are happy to provide you with a DVD-R of the below mentioned program. The copy requested by you must be made individually, as we are unfortunately not allowed to store recordings. The costs of EUR 40.00 resulting from this one-off production must be charged to you. Please note that we can not offer you any recordings in HD or Blu-ray quality.
If you are interested in ordering the contributions below, we will first need a shipping and billing address. We will also send you information about the terms of payment at this address.
In general, we can provide the copy in about 1 - 2 weeks after receipt of payment. However, it may take a little longer in some cases, z. B. if the starting material is needed in-house.
Transmission date Transmission title Transmission duration in minutes Material Price
14.01.1978 Rockpop 14.01.1978 43 DVD-R EUR 40,00
We would like to point out that the copy to be made is a private copy within the scope of § 53 Abs. 1 Urhebergesetz, which may only be used by you for personal personal use. It is therefore not permitted to use the copy for other purposes outside of it, e.g. for rental, presentation, sale (also not for internet auctions) or for distribution to third parties etc. It is also not permitted to edit, shorten, supplement or modify the copy in any other way. We ask for your understanding.