National broadcast law

national broadcast law is the traditional comprehensive term for those Landesgesetze, multi-land conventions and the Federal law, with which since 1948 the public broadcasting corporations of the pool of broadcasting corporations and the Second Channel of German Television were established. They regulate under normal conditions all fundamental structure questions such as task of the institute, legal form, the transmission area, seat and regional arrangement, order for program and - principles, composition, term of office and tasks of the organs (broadcast council, board of directors, director), business management and financial order, legal supervision, in recent time also questions such as youth and data security, archiving or publication of printing elements.

The broadcast laws - apart from the German wave law - are overlaid through common by all Lands of the Federal Republic formulated basic conditions in the broadcast state contract. Some the national broadcasting corporations questions concerned like the frequency assignment and the allocation of the channels in cable systems are regulated not in the broadcast laws, but in the parallel national medium laws.

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