Religion Past and Present

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[German Version]

I. Socioeconomics

The deregulation of German broadcasting in 1984 added a commercial dimension to Germany’s television programming, which had until then been conceived of in sociocultural terms. Both dimensions are part of the so-called dual broadcasting system (Radio and television): public television networks provide the basic services, finance themselves mostly through fees, and do not…

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Wehmeier, Stefan, Eurich, Claus, Hartmann, Reinold and Haberer, Johanna, “Television”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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