SKOPJE, 27.02.2012 – On today’s session, BC noted that TV Sitel, TV AlsatM and Nasha TV have fulfilled the imposed sanction – written warning with an obligation for publishing. Only Jungle TV hasn’t fulfilled its obligation, and decision was made that if this broadcaster doesn’t fulfill this obligation – written warning with an obligation for publishing in a period of 7 days, a misdemeanor charge to be raised against it.
Regarding the Report of the monitoring of the programming “Life- 20 Years Independence”, which was broadcast on TV Alfa, the BC took into account that TV Alfa had announced five times in all broadcast episodes of the serial that images from MRT had been used, except of once, so BC decided to point out to TV Alfa that in the episode broadcast at 3rd of January 2012 it didn’t provide information on the owner of the archival footage.
BC also pointed out to this broadcaster that in the future it must regulate the rights for using audio-visual materials in its programs, which are property of other broadcasters or producers according to the Copyright Law, since the Article 77 from the Broadcasting Law commits them to create and broadcast programs with regulated copyrights. BC will also inform MRT, stating that in the future, for violations of their rights, they may initiate proceedings according the Copyright Law.
The Information on the Request for approval to change the ownership structure of TV Shutel, was also adopted.
The points from 4 to 16 of the Agenda, related to the Reports from the monitoring of the local TV stations, were postponed for the continuation of the session.