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RTL says “confiscatory” Hungarian ad tax will hit profits

RTL said this morning that a new tax on advertising in Hungary will severely impact its business, making its previously profitable operation in the country loss-making. The pan-European broadcaster said that it expects to pay €15 million extra in tax under the new regime. RTL’s Hungarian operation generated an EBITA profit of €15 million last […]

EBU chief slams wider threat to public broadcasters of ERT case

EBU president Jean-Paul Philippot has delivered his strongest condemnation to date of the Greek government’s decision to close public broadcaster ERT and has highlighted the wider threat to media freedom that he believes the case represents. At a public meeting in Paris organised by Mediapart and Reporters Without Borders, Philippot said that the European Commission […]