Can you tell us a little bit about the history of city televison?
Since 1998 there has been city television. Initially it was founded as a department of Funk und Technik GmbH. As a result of changes in the company, it was spun off and became independent in 2008. I have been running it as a sole proprietor since 2013.
How did it become “your” television?
Actually, my background is in the pedagogical field and I have also worked in this field for approx. 10 years. In the middle of the 90s I changed my career again and completed an apprenticeship as a media designer for print and digital media. After that, I was an editor for a newspaper for a few years until I finally switched to city television in 2004. By the time it came to the restructuring, I was far too tied up with Forst TV. We didn’t want to shut down the channel, we would keep it going. So we decided – at the beginning I ran the company with a partner – running the city television together.
Does you offer apprenticeship? If so, what?
We have trained two media designers for image and sound in the past. I have the appropriate training qualifications. However, at the moment I am not offering an apprenticeship.