Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service. In much of the world, funding comes from the government, especially via annual fees charged on receivers. In the United States, public broadcasters may receive some funding from both federal and state sources, but generally most financial support comes from underwriting by foundations and businesses ranging from small shops to corporations, along with listener contributions via pledge drives. The great majority are operated as private not-for-profit corporations.
Public broadcasting may be nationally or locally operated, depending on the country and the station. In some countries, public broadcasting is run by a single organization. Other countries have multiple public broadcasting organizations operating regionally or in different languages. Historically, public broadcasting was once the dominant or only form of broadcasting in many countries (with the notable exception of the United States). Commercial broadcasting now also exists in most of these countries; the number of countries with only public broadcasting declined substantially during the latter part of the 20th century.
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Festival della Tecnologia
Torino, 7-10 novembre 2019Nell’ambito della prima edizione del Festival della Tecnologia di Torino, venerdì 8 novembre 2019 presso il Museo della Radio e della Televisione della Rai si terrà il workshop “IL...
Open Innovation Day 2019
Torino, 26 June 2019The Rai Centre for Research, Technology Innovation and Experimentation is organizing the second edition of its “Open Innovation Day” workshop. The event will be addressed to European Media...
Open Innovation Day
Torino, 4 December 2018Rai meets startups and companies that offer innovative solutions.
Giornata Internazionale delle persone con disabilità
The Rai Radio and Television Museum will host the conference “Rai Cultural Spaces – Research, Aspirations and Opportunities” on 3 December 2018, for the International Day of People...
FIAT/IFTA 2018 Venice
"Mass digitisation with a focus on film"October the 9th, CRITS will actively participate to the workshop by describing the RAI DigiMaster project.
RAI Bridge a new way to watch TV
On last October 26th, CRITS experimented, in collaboration with RAI Gold, the new application RAI Bridge. Designed entirely by CRITS, RAI Bridge is not just a companion screen application, but a true...
Open Doors to Innovation - Media industry and innovative startup meet
A workshop about innovation in mediaThe Centre for Research, Technology Innovation and Experimentation of Rai has organized a workshop between innovative companies and startups. The aim was to increase the awareness of areas of...