Warning Measures Imposed Against the MRT 1, MRT 2 and Nova TV


Skopje, 12 February 2018 – In the course of its regular programme supervision over the programming services of the Macedonian Radio and Television’s channels MRT1 and MRT 2, and Nova TV, the Agency detected violation against the legal requirements to meet the quota for originally created programme. Due to this, it imposed warning measures to the above broadcasters.

The warning measures against MRT1 and MRT 2 were imposed due to failure to air at least 60 % of programme that had been originally created in the Republic of Macedonia, in the Macedonian language, and failure to air at least half of this programme in the period between 7:00 hrs and 19:00 hrs during the day. As regards Nova TV, the warning measure was imposed due to failure to air at least 8 hours of music by Macedonian authors and authors belonging to the ethnic communities that do not constitute a majority in the RM during the week, in the period from 7:00 until 19:00 hrs, and failure to ensure proportionate distribution – 50 % folk music and 50 % pop music.

The imposed measures are available at the following links:

– First Programming Service, MRT 1 (Article 92, Paragraphs 2 and 14 of the LAAVMS) – 12.02.2018
– Second Programming Service, МРТ 2 (Article 92, Paragraphs 2 and 14 of the LAAVMS)  – 12.02.2018
– Nova TV (Article 92, Paragraphs 4 and 6 of the LAAVMS)  – 12.02.2018