The German Television
Broadcasting system

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

1. Socio-economic profile of Germany

2. The legislative and regulatory framework of German broadcasting

A broadcasting system characterized by decentralization
A dual regulatory system
A liberal regulatory framework

3. Evolution of the television landscape: a brief history

Emergence and domination of the public system
The rise of private channels
Digital television

4. Television revenue and competition

The importance of public financing
Europe's most competitive market

5. Programming

Programming supplied by the main channels
Substantial programming budgets
The overwhelming domination of American fiction

6. An unsuspected concentration of firms

7. Audiovisual consumption in Germany

Well-equipped households
Relatively weak spending on audiovisual content
Tremendous growth potential

In conclusion: opportunities for the grabbing

Bibliography

Annex: Information on the main German broadcasters

 

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