PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 May 2024

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

A slab of granite with the RTÉ sign engraved.

New leadership for RTÉ as licence fee evasion increases

As the new RTÉ Chair was appointed, it was announced that TV licence fee losses since last year’s payment scandal rose up to €22 million.

Germany ARD ZDF

ZDF & ARD: Recommended funding increase “challenging”

The KEF’s recommendation to raise the Germany's public media funding by 58 cents per month has been described as “a challenge”.

SRG SSR building

Change at the top of the SRG is initiated

The Swiss public broadcaster has announced a succession plan for the top leadership ahead of what could be significant reform to how the broadcaster is funded.

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PSM Weekly | 17 – 23 January 2024

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

broadcasting fee form for ARD and ZDF

Funding cuts, freezes and reviews faced by many public broadcasters

Viable and sustainable funding for public media is increasingly at risk around the world, posing a threat to trusted news and information.

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.

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.

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.