ORF sign outside the broadcaster's headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

ORF: Tough start for new household levy

The new ORF law and house levy funding model started on the 1 January, but has already created a dispute with the newspaper publisher lobby.

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 3 – 9 January 2024

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

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. 

Telecommunications towers

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

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

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.

Aerial view of Parliament of Georgia

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

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.