Skopje, 17 November 2021 – As a result of the continuation of the COVID 19 pandemic, which has had adverse effects on the economic situation in general, and due to the emerging energy crisis that directly affects broadcasters’ economic sustainability, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services will provide financial assistance in order to help the radio and television stations in dealing with these negative consequences.
The donation shall be realized by means of reducing broadcasters’ television or radio broadcasting fees for 2022, calculated in accordance with the formula established in the Law on Audio and Audiovisual Media Services. These cuts, taking into account the financial capacities of the Agency, shall amount to 50% of the license fees.
The Agency hopes that this donation will contribute to mitigating the consequences of the crisis and will facilitate broadcasters’ operations, i.e. will contribute to their smooth functioning throughout the coming year.