Die Medienanstalten sind zuständig für Zulassung und Regulierung des privaten Rundfunks in Deutschland.

About us

die medienanstalten – this is the umbrella brand of the 14 Media Authorities in Germany. They are responsible for the licenses and supervision of radio and television broadcasters. They monitor compliance with advertising rules and provisions on youth protection as well as promoting projects on imparting media competence. They support the introduction of new…

Advertising in social media

Labelling of advertising in online media

The Media Authority guidelines explain the German advertising rules and offer handy tips and how to handle them.


Anyone streaming on the Internet should know whether they require a broadcasting licence. Have a look at the Medienanstalten's checklist for the classification of streaming services on the Internet.


German broadcasting and media law is largely based on stipulations from European law. This applies to advertising law, youth media protection, major events, and short reporting rights. Regulations on…

Digital Intermediaries

Online social networks, instant messaging services, search engines and video portals: these so-called digital intermediaries have become key elements of people's communication and information…