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08 May 2008, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, Public Broadcasting, 0 Comments

German Public Broadcasters try to defuse Public Value Test


As a new law is about to deliver to Public Broadcasters a golden opportunity to innovate and enhance the public’s attention and appreciation for their real and future value, they are trying to nip it in the bud.

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01 Nov 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, Public Broadcasting, 0 Comments

Public money for commercial broadcasters?


Let the pubcasters worry about the public interest and the private stations about making money. If this separation is really unambiguous, it will bring about more honesty.

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25 Oct 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Public Broadcasting, 0 Comments

The public broadcasting license fee and public value


If this public service test is taken really seriously, we may be in for quite a few nice, and rather revealing, disputes. Ideally, it would mean that private media companies could stop any public-sector programme merely by proving that they are willing and able to provide it in a better way.

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28 Mar 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Public Broadcasting, Television, 0 Comments

Digital road signs for German public television


Participants from the private sector could not entirely conceal a certain envy of the German public broadcasting system. Both commercial TV groups grudgingly admitted to being with their paid-for video offerings nowhere near Internet viewing figures like that of ZDF.

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12 Mar 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Public Broadcasting, 0 Comments

Broadcasting to a younger public


The screening sessions of the conference showed how diverse the strategies of publicly funded TV are in the context of different media landscapes.

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31 Mar 2004, Posted by Eric Karstens in Public Broadcasting, Reviews, 0 Comments

Patrick Donges, Manuel Puppis (Hg.): Die Zukunft des öffentlichen Rundfunks (Rezension)


Ein besonderer Verdienst des Bandes besteht darin, dass er konsequent eine internationale Perspektive einnimmt. Zahlreiche Beträge beleuchten die Verhältnisse in anderen westeuropäischen Ländern – von Großbritannien und Frankreich bis hin zu kleineren Medienräumen wie der Schweiz und Belgien.

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