How are German public broadcasters responding to the rejection of the licence fee increase?

German public broadcasters have had to adjust financial plans and implement cost-cutting measures to make up for the shortfall in funding.

ZDF Berlin

Licence fee increase for German public broadcasters rejected

Plans to increase the licence fee for German public broadcasters, ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio have been cancelled, despite financial pressures. 

Covid-19

Global Call Out: COVID-19 takes its toll on independent media

It is essential that citizens have access to accurate, timely and independent news and information during crises and emergencies. Yet despite the current pandemic, journalists and media outlets face mounting threats in fulfilling this critical role.

ZDF Berlin

ZDF camera crew attacked in Berlin

The Public Media Alliance condemns physical attack on ZDF camera crew after filming demonstration in Berlin.

DR headquarters

Changing times for public media funding

With many public broadcasters facing financial uncertainty across Europe, some have been reviewing and adapting their funding models for the future. 

France

European PSBs make moves to compete with streaming services

New collaborations emerge as public broadcasters face up to challenge posed by online and OTT TV competitors.