What do you do to capture up to an 18% market share in the wee hours of the morning? Germany's screen-saver programming, images aired after the station signs off for the night, has hit cult status.
Germany's 16 regional media regulatory offices issued a "final warning" to private broadcasters here.
The lackluster German Film Prize ceremony held here Thursday reflected the state of health of the industry as a whole: The 11-member jury couldn't come up with a winner for the Golden Film Band this…
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Score a big one for private broadcasters, zero for the pubcasters. In a special vote of the government body KEF (Commission for Financial Needs of Public Broadcasting), a motion to allow pubcasters…
Jens Odewald, chairman of the board of the German Kaufhof retail chain, has been tapped as the new head of private web SAT 1, per unconfirmed reports.
Berlin/Brandenburg's new Time Warner Inc.-backed regional web has something to celebrate other than its freshly minted license.
ARD and ZDF, Germany's pubcasters, have signed an agreement with Germany's federal film subsidy board committing 14.25 million marks ($ 9 million) annually in subsidy funds over the next three years.
Germany's private webs have threatened to withdraw voluntary payments to the country's film subsidy kitty if a new ad regulation goes into effect as planned in October.
Job applicants seeking posts at an Eastern German pubcaster would do well to put cash on the table, a Berlin daily reported Friday.
Private web SAT 1 got its terrestrial license renewed, sort of, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany's densest TV area.