Nationwide TV broadcasting remains the key medium in Germany and consolidates its supremacy in the advertising market even further. This is one of the main findings of the new edition of the Yearbook of the German Media Authorities, which was published on 24 June.
The 2015 Yearbook has been revamped, modernized and streamlined. Developments about Media Literacy and Community Media are now included in a chapter on the key working areas of the Media Authorities. A separate detailed publication on media literacy is to be published later this year.
The Yearbook provides a thorough overview of the commercial broadcasting landscape in Germany. It outlines the challenges of the media future and documents not only the work of the 14 regional media authorities, but also their co-operation in the joint committees and commissions, such as the Commission on Licensing and Supervision (ZAK), the Conference of Directors of the Media Authorities (DLM), the Conference of Chairpersons of the Decision-Taking Councils (GVK), the Commission on Concentration in the Media (KEK) and the Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (KJM).