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Public broadcasting

LC control 85108618
LC classificationHE8689.7.P82
Topical headingPublic broadcasting
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Variant(s)Non-commercial broadcasting
Noncommercial broadcasting
See alsoBroadcasting
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Scope noteHere are entered works on non-commercial broadcasting financed entirely or partially by public funding.
Found inWikipedia, Jan. 28, 2009 ("Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets that receive some or all of their funding from the public. Public broadcasters may receive their funding from individuals through voluntary donations, a specific tax such as a television license fee, or as direct funding by the state ... The extent to which public broadcasters can be considered "non-commercial" varies from country to country ... Public broadcasting may be nationally and/or locally operated, depending on the country and the station. In some countries, public broadcasting is dominated by a single organization (such as the BBC in the UK and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Australia) and its radio and television services broadcast throughout the country. However, some countries have multiple public broadcasting organizations operating regionally (such as in Germany) or in different languages. In the United States, public broadcasting stations are always locally licensed, but range from stations that mostly broadcast programming from national networks (such as the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR)) to stations that broadcast only locally produced content.")