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If we go into the history of German media, we get to know that Germany was a dual lane till the period of 1990. First newspaper published in the 17th century. Now, there are 354 daily newspapers printed and sold out. All regional, local and national newspapers collectively comprise 1512 approximately. According to an estimate of 2008, the insight of daily publications has gone down from 79% to 72% in Germany.
The circulation of newspapers was recorded about 20.2 million in 2008. The names of famous newspapers are BILD, Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Tageszeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, etc. Some of these papers are liberal while others are traditional and restricted as well.

BILD Zeitung is the newspaper the most sold all over Europe and its sale has been recorded 3.3 million. The circulation of newspapers printed on the national level is nearly 1.65 million. With respect to market share, Axel Springer Group is the biggest one having a 22% share of the whole press market. Other most popular groups are Verlagsgruppe Stuttgarter Zeitung, WAZ Group, DuMont Schauberg, etc.
There are also several radio stations broadcasting their programs with the daily use of 176 minutes as per 2008 report. The radio stations working on the national level are Deutschlandradio Kultur and Deutschlandfunk (news station). There are almost 46 local networks of radio broadcasting commercially. These commercial radio stations are properly licensed and working at regional level.
The television network is also much popular in Germany and daily 219 minutes Germans are watching TV. The oldest television program was telecasted on the channel namely Das Erste. It is under the control of Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Rundfunkanstalten Deutschlands (ARD). Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) is another famous TV channel in Germany.
Commercial TV is managed by Senderfamilien. The market share of TV networks broadcasting their programs publicly is about 44 %. The names of private German TV channels are RTL, SAT1 and ProSieben with the market share of 12%, 10%, 7% respectively. The statistics show that the number of people subscribing to the Pay TV was 2.4 million in 2009. It could not get much success because of several free television channels.
All the online services are controlled by the Federal Network Agency naming Bundesnetzagentur. Deutsche Telekom is the biggest company of telecommunication. Use of the internet is at its peak in Germany. According to 2009 record, there were more than 67% users of the internet. Out of them 70% are having broadband services. The most popular online news platform is Spiegel-Online and almost all major companies have their own website.

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