Summary from the 2nd session

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02/10/2012, SKOPJE – the Broadcasting Council held its second session on the 10th February, where the reports from the monitoring of the terrestrial televisions and radios of national level were discussed. The members of the Broadcasting Council pronounced the following measures:


Alsat –M TV: two written warnings,
Kanal 5 TV: two written warnings,
Sitel TV: one written warning with commitment for publishing and one written warning,


The Broadcasting Council decided to address Telma TV 3 notifications.
After the processing of the reports from the monitoring of the radio stations on national level, the Broadcasting Council pronounced down the following measures:


Ros Metropolis Radio: 2 written warnings with a demand for publishing, one written warning and one notification.
Antenna 5 Radio: 3 written warnings with a demand for publishing, one written notification.
Kanal 77 Radio: notification and one written warning with a demand for publishing
The Broadcasting Council also adopted the proposal report of the inventory commission on the conducted inventory list of the basic means, the small inventory, the material and the reserve parts in the storehouse, the demands and the obligations of the Broadcasting Council of the Republic of Macedonia for 2011.


The Broadcasting Council decided to commence the preparation activities for the call of applications for issuing licenses for television program services through public communication networks’ operators. Also, the possibility for granting licenses for nonprofit broadcasting institutions for the religious communities was discussed.  
The Broadcasting Council adopted the analysis of the monitoring of the broadcasters’ ownership structure and of their obligations in terms of the transparency in the ownership structure in the period between 1st July and 31st December 2011 and the Analysis of the supervision of the obligations of the public communication networks: registered packages, pronounced fines, most frequent violations and the pronounced measures in the last quarter of the year, that arise as an obligations from the National Program for Adoption of the Acquit Communautaire 2011.


After the adoption of the Report of the analysis of the television program services of the Public Broadcasting Service MRT and the Report from the monitoring of the Public Broadcasting Service – Political pluralism in the television news, that also arise as an obligation from the National Program for Adoption of the Acquit Communautaire 2011, it was decided that it is useful to send these documents to the Macedonian Radio Television.


The Broadcasting Council adopted the draft statute for creation of a Network of regulatory bodies for media on South Eastern Europe – SEENRA (South Eastern European Network of Regulatory Bodies). As a main initiator of SEENRA, the Broadcasting Council invited all the regulatory bodies from the Southeastern European region to participate in this network.


The Council analyzed the Information related to the correspondence with the Cinemathque of Macedonia related to the submission of copies from the television programs of public interest financed by the broadcasting fee through the Broadcasting Council, and it decided to go through the possibilities for recopying of the projects in digital format.


After concluding that with the planned change illicit media concentration does not appear and the provisions from the Broadcasting Activity Law are not violated, the Broadcasting Council decided to approve the demand for a change in the ownership structure of the Broadcasting Entity Radio Ohrid LTD from Ohrid.



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