Public service broadcasting
Third-party publication: The tax-based funding of the Finnish public service broadcaster Yle
Author: Marina Österlund-Karinkanta, Yle
As of 1 January 2013 a public broadcasting tax, the Yle tax, replaced the television (licence) fee as the source of funding for the Finnish public service broadcaster, Yle. This article describes the new funding model and how it has worked during its 3 ½ years so far. It is an innovative tax model built on and designed to suit the specific circumstances in Finland, with the aim of safeguarding Yle’s independence and the long-term development of its content services.
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