There are no stipulations on language shares in the media. In areas with ethnic minorities, e.g. in Saxony, Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein, their languages are taken into account in the media. In larger cities, especially in Berlin, in addition to completely foreign-language FM stations, there are also programmes for ethnic minorities which are organised by public broadcasters and broadcast in changing foreign languages. There are also private broadcasters who feed foreign language programmes into the cable network.
Deutsche Welle (DW) is the foreign broadcasting service of the Federal Republic of Germany, financed by federal tax money. It offers programmes in 32 languages. DW operates on a trisectoral basis: TV, radio and internet. The multimedia offerings in 32 languages reached over 289 million people worldwide each week in 2021. The online offerings accounted for 122 million, overtaking TV formats for the first time, which stood at 117 million; radio usage is about 50 million per week.
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