BBC HQ night

Statement: The future of the BBC licence fee

The Public Media Alliance has serious concerns over the decision to freeze the licence fee which funds The BBC.

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.

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.

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.

Germany ARD ZDF

Broadcast fee increase approved for German public media

PMA welcomes the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision to allow a temporary increase of the broadcasting fee that funds Germany’s public broadcasters.

Germany ARD ZDF

Focus on PSM: Germany

From funding and political pressures to journalist safety, public media in Germany faces an array of challenges. Read our latest update.

RTÉ

Irish Media Commission considers alternative funding for public media

The Future of Media Commission is considering moving away from the licence fee model that funds RTÉ and replace it with alternative funding methods.

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.

NHK

Proposed licence fee amendments for public broadcasters in Japan and South Korea

Contrasting proposals made for the licence fees of two of the largest public broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific.

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.