You say you want a revolution? Then GEZ out on the street and do something about it, people. “Public” TV? Sure. As long as the public has a choice about being forced to finance it or not.
Since the 1970s, every German household with a television or radio has paid a monthly fee, called the GEZ, to finance public TV and Deutschlandradio, the national public radio network.
But in 2013, the government began to require every household and business to pay the approximately $20 monthly fee even if they don’t own a TV or radio…
In a sign of growing resistance, Beitragsservice issued more than 25 million warnings to households last year for not paying the fee, a 20% increase over 2014, according to its latest figures.
480 Millionen Euro nur fürs Personal: Das plant das ZDF mit Ihren GEZ-Gebühren.