Bild TV: WDR was also at odds with Springer

Bild TV has apparently been in a clinch with public broadcasters for longer than previously known because of the TV images it has taken over. In addition to the dispute with ARD and ZDF over pictures of the Berlin round On the evening of the election, the WDR had already taken legal action against Springer. Because the show Picture Live I took unauthorized material from the WDR-Europaforum last May.

The broadcasting corporation said that the WDR had submitted an application to the Berlin regional court for an injunction to be issued. “After Springer submitted a declaration of discontinuance, the dispute was settled.” A spokesman for the Berlin Regional Court confirmed the information. Axel Springer did not want to comment on the subject when asked. According to WDR information, the live material that was taken over without authorization in this case came from an event with Olaf Scholz, Annalena Baerbock and Armin Laschet at the WDR Europaforum on May 20th.

Due to the unauthorized takeover of content on Bild TV, ARD and ZDF are also involved in a legal dispute with Springer. At the end of September, the two public broadcasters announced that Bild TV would be showing a 13-minute excerpt from the Berlin round showed unapproved by election night. Since it is a joint broadcast by ARD and ZDF, both channels are jointly taking action against Bild TV. In early November, the Cologne Regional Court had the use of the content from the Bild TV in interim injunction proceedings Berlin round forbidden. The district court of Berlin wants to negotiate on December 9th on the urgent application of the broadcasting group.

The television station Bild TV has been on the air since August 22 of this year. The main program is the news show Picture Livewhich is broadcast Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Previously, the message format existed as a live stream.

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