Digitisation is the driver of the changing media landscape. New technologies allow different media genres such as radio, television, internet and mobile media, to convergence and now an extensive range of content to develop.
Under its remit, the BLM also sees to the transmission of radio and television services by supporting technical infrastructures as well as new transmission technologies. To improve and digitise the routes of transmission, the BLM particularly supports the local and regional radio and television stations.
The objective of these activities is a sustainable development and technical infrastructure of the commercial broadcasting sector.
Among other things, the BLM contributes to the funding of the infrastructure of the local radio broadcasters via VHF and DAB. Regarding TV, the BLM provides funds for the Bavarian broadcasters transmitting their programmes via DTT, DVB-S and the trial of livestreaming over the internet protocol.