RESEARCH published on 20 Mar 2024

Funding of Public Service Media

Public service media (PSM) is cheaper than pay-tv and SVOD for European citizens. While providing a huge economic, technological, democratic, and social impact.  

This latest version of our Funding in Public Service Media report gives an accurate and comprehensive picture of the financial situation of our Members, their funding models and first insights and trends for 2023.

Discover how well-funded PSM is essential to attract and serve audiences with relevant and trustworthy content. Unfortunately, though, what appears to be limited funding growth between 2013 and 2022 is actually a drop when adjusting for inflation.

The report aims to support our Members’ advocacy activities and help with planning and business strategies. Download the report and review the funding trends and main sources of income by market. 


If you'd like to explore some figures on EBU Members’ operating revenues, staff costs, and programming expenditures with historical series, an updated version of the Income and Expenditure Dataset 2023 is available; which is part of the Media Intelligence Survey 2023 publication.


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