Dispute over money: ZDF-Intendant counters ARD-criticism for the redistribution of the broadcasting contribution

The fear of the ARD of a "redistribution" of the radio contribution for the benefit of ZDF and Germany radio do not share the ZDF-Intendant Thomas Bellut. "I

Dispute over money: ZDF-Intendant counters ARD-criticism for the redistribution of the broadcasting contribution

The fear of the ARD of a "redistribution" of the radio contribution for the benefit of ZDF and Germany radio do not share the ZDF-Intendant Thomas Bellut. "I find that very surprising, and cannot understand the attack," said the 64-Year-old in an Interview with the German press Agency. "That's not consistent with what I know. I'm curious, what will say the KEF at the end of it."

The KEF, the Commission for the determination of the financial needs of the broadcasters. You, as an independent body for a recommendation on how high the licence fee, starting in 2021 for four years should be.

KEF recommends that the broadcasting contribution to 18,36 Euro to raise

In a preliminary draft of the speech is 18,36 Euro yet the monthly contribution of 17,50 Euro. The final KEF recommendation is expected in early 2020. In the end, the countries will decide on the amount of the contribution. For the system of public broadcasting with ARD, ZDF and Deutschland radio (Germany radio, Germany radio culture, and Germany radio Nova) is the broadcasting fee is the main source of income.

in mid-December had said the year-exchange difference at the end of the ARD Chairman Ulrich Wilhelm: "The KEF-report, it creates an unbalance. He proposes a redistribution of financial resources to ZDF and Deutschland radio, which will be equipped in these four years is financially better than the ARD." The percentage of ARD will decrease. "A consequence will be that the regional content of the Federal ARD will be stronger under pressure."

according to Bellut, in the Reuters Interview: "There has been in the past, to a time when minor changes in the distribution. But the result of calculations of the KEF, which is considered very accurate, the tasks and expenditure of the transmitter and the economic efficiency potential includes." Arctic outbreak brought to us in January, up to 2.50 meters of new snow FOCUS Online Arctic outbreak brought to us in January, up to 2.50 meters of new snow

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Updated Date: 03 January 2020, 01:01

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