Report on the salaries of ARD and ZDF


DThe Commission for the Determination of the Funding Requirements of Broadcasters (Kef) argues for a cut in public service broadcasting salaries. The remuneration levels of the nine ARD state broadcasters, the ZDF and the German radio are disproportionately good to a report obtained from the Kef, as reported by the Bonn based specialist service "Medienkorrespondenz" (MK).

According to the information, the opinion concludes that in the internal comparison of the remuneration levels between the eleven institutions, five channels are above the average. At Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) and ZDF, salaries were noticeably above average. Still ranked about the West German Broadcasting Corporation (WDR), in which the reviewers had "a significantly increased total remuneration level" found.

On the other hand, the remuneration of the institutions was compared with three external areas: public administration, commercial media and the general economy. As the levels of broadcasters are higher than those of the public administration, the Finance Commission Kef intends to cut the staff costs of broadcasters by a total of 60.3 million euros over the next four-year period, according to "Medienkorrespondenz".

"The Commission assumes that in particular the conspicuous institutions (BR, HR, SR, WDR, ZDF) make significant efforts to correct their disproportionate compensation levels, especially in the internal comparison with a particularly high remuneration level," according to the draft for the 22 Kef report.

(dayToTranslate) ZDF (t) BR (t) WDR (t) ARD (t) DRadio (t) Hessischer Rundfunk (t) Westdeutscher Rundfunk


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