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ARD/ZDF lose carriage fee case, court orders EUR 3.5 mln payment

Thursday 20 July 2017 | 16:25 CET | News
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German public broadcasters ARD/ZDF have to pay around EUR 3.5 million to Kabel Deutschland for access to its network; according to a verdict of the first cartel senate of the higher state court in Duesseldorf dated 12 July 2017. The verdict concerns the fees for 2013 and the first quarter of 2016. The case centres on the question whether the public broadcasters are obliged to pay fees for the distribution of their channels on cable networks. Until 2012, the broadcasters paid the cable operator who took them to court more than EUR 20 million per year. The basis for the payments was a carriage

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: ARD / Kabel Deutschland / ZDF
Countries: Germany
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