Summary of the 54th session
Skopje, 04.11.2013 – The Broadcasting Council (BC) at today’s session adopted the Information on the course of payment of the broadcasting license fee, upon fee calculations delivered on 18 October 2013, and decided to initiate procedure for revocation of the broadcasting license of TRD Radio Fokus DOOEL Tetovo, for reason of non-payment in the specified period of 15 days. The Council will submit final warning the broadcaster to make payment within 15 days of the initiation of procedure for revoking the license, while notifying the broadcaster that otherwise decision for revoking the broadcasting license will be taken.
BC discussed the Reports from monitoring of program services of Public Broadcasting Service – Macedonian Radio Television Skopje, First Program Service of Macedonian radio – Radio Skopje, Public Broadcasting Service – Macedonian Radio Television Skopje, Second program service of Macedonian Radio – Radio 2 and Public Broadcasting Service – Macedonian Radio Television Skopje, Third Program Service of Macedonian Radio – Channel of ethnical communities, broadcasted on October 8, 2013. No violations of the provisions of the Broadcasting Law and the bylaws were identified concerning the mentioned broadcasters.
BC adopted the Information for the Request for approving change in the ownership structure of TRD ALSAT – M DOO. Concerning that there are no legal obstacles, i.e. illicit media concentration is not to be created, the Council issued approval for change of ownership structure of the mentioned broadcaster.
The Broadcasting Council decided to issue following certificates for registered program packages:
– to Association of Trade and Services TOTAL TV DOO, str. Prashka bb, Skopje, Karposh, Certificate No.13, which supplements the registered program package with the television programming service Al Jazeera Balkans.
– to Macedonian Telecom AD Skopje, Certificate No. 48, which supplements the registered program package with television programming services Arena Sport 1, Arena Sport 2, Arena Sport 3 and Arena Sport 4.