If there are bottlenecks in the streaming area – providers such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon have already reduced their transmission rates – the ARD recommends using classic reception channels. ARD Chairman Tom Buhrow announced this on March 23, 2020 known. This is important, also to relieve the network. Internet-independent radio transmission included TV reception via satellite, cable and DVB-T2 as well as radio reception via FM and DAB +.
Employees of the transmitter companies would ensure the 24-hour operation and the functionality of the systems. ARD chairman Tom Buhrow: "Our infrastructure is designed to function reliably at all times. That is one of the central tasks of public service broadcasting in times of crisis."