The German Federal Film Board (FFA) awards media services via agreements with public and private television broadcasters and pay-TV operators. These are advertising periods in which a theatrical film can be advertised on television and radio. You can apply for media benefits if you are the distributor of a German theatrical film which is released nationwide and with at least 25 copies in cinemas nationwide. Media services are short spots of the private as well as the public broadcasters with which the film can be advertised on television and/or on the radio of the state broadcasting stations of the ARD. Media services can be applied for and approved in different amounts for various categories for a film at the time of its theatrical release. The media services for the theatrical release of a film are determined according to 3 categories Media benefits for private television broadcasters are awarded according to the following categories: Category A: EUR 200,000.00 Category B: EUR 300,000.00 Category C: EUR 400,000.00 The media services of the public broadcasters will be awarded according to the following categories. The FFA will inform you about the internal distribution between ARD and ZDF. Category A: EUR 100,000.00 Category B: EUR 200,000.00 Category C: EUR 300,000.00. The media service categories A and B can be combined with those of the private television broadcasters. In the event that you have also applied for media services for the promotion of video or video-on-demand first releases, your film must have been granted at least EUR 200,000 in media support for the theatrical release of your film in question, and have reached a certain number of admissions. Once the media services have been approved, you can contact the television broadcaster directly or use an agency to book the media services. The individual television broadcasters report to the German Federal Film Board (FFA) at regular intervals on the media services they have booked. This allows the FFA to verify that your media services have been broadcast to the extent granted. Notice: You should submit the application for media services at the same time as the application for project distribution funding.