Working group: Parliamentary consensus on the duties and funding of YLE

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 16.6.2016 17.23
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A parliamentary working group, under the leadership of its chair Arto Satonen, has reviewed the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE's funding and its role as a public service provider. The group did not discuss or take a stand on the contents of YLE's programmes.

The working group achieved a parliamentary understanding of the policy lines on YLE's future. It widely consulted the media sector as well as other relevant stakeholders and specialists.

The working group proposes that changes be made to the funding of YLE, the role of the Administrative Council, and the programme purchases from independent producers, for example. The group also proposes that measures be taken to increase cooperation in the sector.