It was the Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin who announced it. On the other hand, the option of a return of advertising after 8 p.m. does not seem to be retained.
An increase in the TV license to finance public broadcasting. Since this Sunday, September 13, the news is confirmed. It was Fleur Pellerin, Minister of Culture, who announced it in The Sunday Journal.“I proposed that the royalty remain limited to inflation. The increase will therefore be contained to 1 euro in 2016 ”, explained Fleur Pellerin.
“The royalty is not an adjustment variable”
At the beginning of the week, during his press conference, François Hollande had remained ambiguous. “The television license cannot be the adjustment variable. We must master the call to contribution. The public service must be able to be financed, the license fee has its role, but not only the license fee ”, explained the President of the Republic. Regarding advertising after 8 p.m., it will not be reinstated, Fleur Pellerin also announced.
The fee will therefore drop next year to 137 euros, much less than the United Kingdom (198 euros) and much less than in Germany (216 euros).