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Major reforms for Irish licence fee

New licence fee will apply to all devices used to access RTE streaming and radio services.

BBC head office London licence fee

BBC announces change to free licences for over-75s

The BBC announced that it will fund means-tested licence fees for some older people following government decision to stop the provision of free licences.

SRG SSR building

Insight | The “No Billag” Swiss Saga

Gilles Marchand, the CEO of SRG SSR, reveals all about the passionate fight for public media in Switzerland amidst the recent "No Billag" campaign.

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SABA 2017 & SABC Annual Report

The publication of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) 2017 Annual Report reveals few surprises to those attending last week’s Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA) conference in Windhoek.

BHRT HQ

Bosnian public broadcaster secures sustainable funding

New model allows BHRT to source independent funding via electricity bills in a deal reached with the Electric Company (Elektroprivreda – JP EP).

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Poland approves amendment to licence fee law

Polish Pay-TV providers will now have to share their subscription databases in a bid to make the collection of the public broadcaster’s licence fee more efficient.

Spain has most affordable public broadcasting in Europe

A new study published in collaboration with FORTA and Spanish universities, confirmed that the state’s public television service is the cheapest in Europe.

Changes to Italian TV license measure ‘better than expected’

Since early 2016, Italians have been paying combined TV licence fees and electricity bills in a bid to reduce tax evasion. Did it work?

Calls for licence fee reform in Ireland

The Republic of Ireland’s public broadcaster, RTÉ, has called for licence fee reform after a controversial alternative was scrapped amidst an ongoing decline in public funding.

World Service comes under BBC funding and control

Today is a historic moment in the 82-year history of the BBC World Service, it will no longer be funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but from the BBC licence fee