Skopje, 24.06.2016 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services conducted programme supervision, through which it compared the programme that Kanal 77 Radio broadcasted in Skopje, Bitola and Stip, and found differences in the scope and composition of some of the advertising slots broadcast in different areas, whereas the music and the content of the shows – the journalistically designed items – were identical.
By being granted a license on the Agency’s part, every broadcaster obtains the right to broadcast their programming service in the area covered by the licence. The programming service, for its part, is legally defined as an entirety of programmes and other elements (such as, for instance, the advertisements) of one and the same audio and audiovisual media service provided by the broadcaster at issue, and intended for reception on the part of the public. Hence, no broadcaster may broadcast programme that differs in different regions.
The Agency notified Kanal 77 Radio that it should be broadcasting an identical programming service on the entire territory of the Republic of Macedonia (including the advertisments), and the latter should comply within 45 days at the latest.