Media in Germany

Public broadcasting

The  major broadcasting corporations of ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio offer a wide range of programmes. You can also access their audio and media library online. Public service broadcasting is committed to political independence and is financed by the

Private broadcasting

Private media companies are financed through web revenues. Several thousand German-language television and radio stations can be access – some nationwide, some regionally. Most of the programmes can also be accessed online via streaming or downloaded.

German newspapers and magazines are published either regionally or nationally. Large national newspapers and magazines in particular play a major role in shaping the country’s political discourse. We have compiled a selection for you here:


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