PSM Weekly | 7 – 13 February 2024

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

ZDF Berlin

Public media comes out top in Germany election

A survey held after Germany's 2021 federal election highlights the relevance and public trust placed in public broadcasters.

US Capitol Building

Update: Funding approved for US public media

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that secures federal funding for public broadcasting in 2024.

COVID

Australian public media expand COVID-19 language services

Australian public broadcasters ABC and SBS have expanded their services to make COVID-19 updates available in more languages.

Floods in Europe: PSM in times of emergency

As deadly floods ravage parts of Germany and Belgium, public broadcasters play a significant role in reaching the entire population with critical and lifesaving information.

Accessibility

Protecting the prominence of public media

As media markets become more crowded and global streaming giants continue to grow rapidly, what steps are being taken to address challenges to the prominence of public media?

ZDF ARD

ARD and ZDF are expanding their media libraries into a common streaming network

Press Release: The ARD and ZDF are developing a joint streaming network of their media libraries. In the future, it will allow users to find ZDF content in the ARD Mediathek and vice versa.

The challenges facing Nordic public media

Nordic countries might score highly in global press freedom rankings but there is no room for complacency when it comes to protecting public media.

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.