Economic arguments for public broadcasting

Article in Wirtschaftsdienst – 97th volume, 2017, issue 1 – pp. 45-52

The financing of public service broadcasting in Germany is under criticism. There are many doubts that public funding of broadcasters can still be justified from a regulatory perspective.

The authors argue that despite technological changes, there are still economically sound reasons for public funding of broadcasting content. The basis of the argumentation is the positive external effects of broadcasting.

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