ZDF Berlin

Germany: Scrutiny over licence fee mounts again

A year out from any decision, politicians in Germany are already positioning themselves to oppose an increase to the licence fee.

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RTÉ facing insolvency, Director General warns

Ireland’s Media Minister has promised to provide €40 million of funding to keep the broadcaster afloat, amid the fears over insolvency.

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Household levy suggested for ORF

ORF has been ordered to identify where it could reduce expenses, as the government looks set to change its funding to a household levy.

SABC

SABC licence fee to be scrapped

The South African government is moving ahead with plans to scrap the TV licence fee which funds SABC and replace it with a household levy.

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BBC funding: household levy put forward

The UK’s House of Lords has suggested replacing the licence fee with a household levy which would not be dependent on owning a television.

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.