As of 1 January 2013, the chairmanship of the Conference of Directors of the Media Authorities (DLM) was taken over by Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier for a term of two years. The DLM, which is composed of the legal representatives of the media authorities in Germany, acts as the main umbrella organisation of the 14 regional regulatory authorities. Jürgen Brautmeier is also Director of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia (LfM) and Vice-chairman of EPRA.
In Germany, 14 regional media authorities are in charge of licensing and controlling as well as structuring and promoting commercial radio and television. Several councils and commissions coordinate and align matters at the national level. The joint management office (Gemeinsame Geschäftsstelle), which is located in Berlin, coordinates the day-to-day business of regional media authorities.