Poland TVP

Update: Polish public media put into liquidation

The new Polish government has put public media entities into liquidation, following a political dispute over the organisation.

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

KBS to Overcome Financial Challenges

KBS conducted a critical workshop on 28 November 2023 to address funding, with the impending separate collection of licence fees. 

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PSM Weekly | 29 November – 6 December 2023

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from around the world.


CBC/Radio-Canada announces programming and job cuts

CBC/Radio-Canada revealed its intention to reduce its workforce by 10% and cut programmes as part of its strategy to address a budget shortfall.


SRG SSR warns of significant cuts if levy reductions pass

The Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR has warned a substantial funding cut would bring drastic consequences for Swiss media.

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Georgia: GPB funding future up for debate

A new funding model for the GPB seems on the horizon after a new bill was introduced tearing up the current system.


SRG SSR opposes proposed reduction in Swiss media levy

The Swiss public broadcaster SRG says a proposed cut to the media levy could see up to 900 jobs lost, with devastating results.

Czech Television

Česká Televize’s licence fee: up or down?

While more and more public service media have seen their funding reduced, in the Czech Republic the licence fee is going to increase.

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SABC Bill progresses, but critics still see threats

A new bill for South Africa’s struggling public broadcaster is a step closer to law, but media freedom advocates want it scrapped entirely.

Pressure on Rai continues with licence fee cut

Italian public media Rai to face dramatic cut to its funding after the Italian Council of Ministers announced in its new budget for 2024.