The journalistic and economic aspects of broadcasting are of great importance for media politics and broadcasting regulation. With this in mind, the conference of the directors of the State Media Authorities (DLM) regularly orders a study on the employment and economic situation of broadcasting in Germany, which is conducted by the Hans Bredow Institute, in cooperation with the research group Communication Research Munich.
The report, which was released in autumn 2005, covers 13 public service broadcasters, 123 private television broadcasters and 217 private radio broadcasters, representing 46,000 employers and a gross added value of 3.9 billion Euros in 2004. On top of this, the broadcasting companies purchased service guarantees amounting to 10.9 billion Euros.
F. Böckelmann (AKM)