Public TV's Screen Test
Europe's public service broadcasters all tuned in last week when the E.U. Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes warned the German, Dutch and Irish governments that the funding of their state channels could be illegal. Her signal was clear — their "current financing system is no longer in line with E.U. rules." These "preliminary views" arose from complaints by commercial rivals that some website services of the state-owned German channels ARD and ZDF

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