RTR is funded from a combination of sources. Market participants provide contributions (see financial contribution) and public funding is also received. Contributions from market participants are not used to finance all of RTR’s tasks and activities, however, but only for the areas specified under Section 4 of the KommAustria Act (KOG) which specifies the financing of activities.
Several funds have been established under RTR’s Media Division: the Digitisation Fund, the Austrian Television Fund, the Private Broadcasting Fund, the Non-Commercial Broadcasting Fund and the Fund for the Promotion of Digital Transformation. These funds and the Supervision of platforms receive funding exclusively from public sources. So does the Supervisory Body for Trust Services, the Advisory Board for Security in Electronic Communications Networks as well as the establishment and operation of a Public Warning System (AT-Alert) under the Telecommunications and Postal Services Division.
The Media and the Telecommunications and Postal Services Division receive federal government funding for the fulfilment of their regulatory responsibilities. The maximum amounts of the market participants obliged to pay contributions are based on the respective statutory version of the KOG, as is the amount of federal funding.
Federal funding will be adjusted annually to reflect the development of the consumer price index.
For detailed information on financial contributions, please follow the links below.