Cilla Benkö Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio in 2022

2022 will be an intense year. Swedish Radio's CEO Cilla Benkö points out several major efforts that await and the public broadcaster's contribution to the Swedish media landscape.

BBC UK building

BBC funding freeze: the importance of a licence fee

BBC's funding freeze and talks of a new funding model raise the question of the continued value, or not, of the licence fee as a funding mechanism.

SABC HQ South Africa

SABC’s financial and editorial pressures resurface

SABC's financial and editorial pressures have resurfaced in the form of election coverage complaints, disciplinary action against SABC’s editor-in-chief and ongoing funding restraints.

PSM unpacked

PSM Unpacked | Commercial funding for public media

In our first PSM Unpacked roundtable, participants discussed common challenges, opportunities and best practices relating to commercial funding.

STA

STA needs long-term, viable and sustainable funding

Slovenian authorities must now commit to providing STA with secure funding, with protection from state capture and political interference. 

broadcasting fee form for ARD and ZDF

Beyond the licence fee: more PSM considering new funding models

The licence fee has remained a popular funding model for PSM. But it's under threat, and broadcasters are searching for an alternative.

RTVE

Spain: RTVE’s financial woes persist

Rising debt, proposed budget cuts, and a call for more stable funding highlight the continued financial pressures facing RTVE.

STA

STA Director resigns over independence concerns

The Director of the Slovenian News Agency (Sta) has resigned after rejecting a draft funding agreement that he believes undermines the independence of the organisation.

BBC

UK: Ministers reportedly reject licence fee increase

MPs have reportedly rejected the BBC’s pleas to increase the cost of the licence fee in line with inflation, which could result in further cuts to its funding.

Ghana’s public broadcaster must find a ‘permanent’ funding solution

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation needs a more sustainable funding mechanism to deliver on its public service mandate, says Director-General.