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Summary of the 8th session

SKOPJE 13 February 2014 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services at today’s meeting adopted the Draft – Registry of operators that retransmit programming packages, the Draft – Registry of Media Publishers, the Draft – Application for registration in the registry of operators that retransmit programme packages and registration of programme services. They will be posted on the website of the Agency and within seven (7 ) days all interested parties will be able to submit comments thereon.

The Agency adopted the Report of the extraordinary supervision on a report in the Central News broadcasted at 19.00 hrs., on 1 February 2014 on the TBC Sitel Television, Skopje, and decided to submit a letter to TBC Sitel Television, Skopje, and to the person in charge of the programme at the legal person, in order to indicate that in the performance of the activity they should make sure that they respect the principle of encouraging the spirit of tolerance, mutual respect and understanding between individuals of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The text of the Report can be downloaded here.

The Agency adopted the Report on the monitoring of the programmes of broadcasters in the period before the start of the election campaign (from 2 to 9 February 2014 ). The text of the Report can be downloaded here.

The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services adopted the Report of performed programme supervision of the performance of a public electronic communication network operator on 7 February 2014 in Bitola and in terms of the violations made ​​by the TBC operator of cable network BTV – NET export – import LLC BITOLA decided to proceed as follows:

– To issue a decision imposing that it should immediately terminate the retransmission of the following programme services within the analogue package: ATV, Disney XD, Planeta, MEGA and TV5 Monde;

– To issue a decision imposing that it should immediately terminate the retransmission of the following programme services within the digital package: FREE XTV, French Lover, MBC 4, MBC 3, MBC 2, MBC Max, MBC Action, Desire X, K3, OBN, BN Sat, BN Music, Hayat, VOX, Super RTL, RTL 2, RTL, N-TV, VH-1, MTV Adria, Universal Channel, Fox Movies, 24 Kitchen, FOX, National Geographic, Fox Life, Fox Crime, Viasat History, TV1000, Viasat Explorer, TLC, Kopernikus, Svet Plus, Duga TV, OTV Valentino, Discovery World, Discovery Science, Discovery ID, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, SK2, SK1, SK3, Ultra, Fishing & Hunting, Cinemania, Mini Ultra, IQS Life, Boem TV, Uskana TV, Russia Today, Russia Documentary, Vizija TV , Alsat M TV, Alfa TV, Telma TV, Kanal 5 TV, Sitel TV, the Assembly Channel , MRT 2 , MRT 1 and the own channels.

After the issuing of the decisions, the Agency will make a control supervision over the operation of the mentioned public communication network operator, in order to determine whether it acted on the decision. Otherwise, the Agency will initiate a misdemeanor procedure.

In addition, the Agency decided, in accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, indent 1 of the Law on Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, to issue to BTV – NET a decision on warning, with a deadline of three days to remove the deficiency in terms of subtitling the following retransmitted programme services: Universal channel, the original language of which is English, with subtitles (translation) in Serbian language, Fishing and Hunting, the original language of which is Hungarian, with subtitles (translation) in Serbian language, Viasat History, the original language of which is English, with subtitles (translation) in Serbian language, FOX Movies, the original language of which is English , with subtitles (translation) in Serbian language and imposed a decision on warning, within three days to remove the deficiency in terms of retransmission of pornographic channels in unencrypted form.

The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services decided to issue the following certificates for the registered programme packages:

– to the JSC Makedonski Telekom – Skopje, a Certificate no. 54, whereby the registered programme package, as a whole, is supplemented with the following television programme services: EDO TV (regionally), MTM TV ( regionally), Nasha TV and TBC Zlaten Kanal (regionally);

– to the Company for telecommunication engineering, software, trade and services BLIZOO MEDIA AND BROADBAND LLC Skopje, for the City of Skopje,Tetovo, Kumanovo, Veles, Stip, Prilep, Certificate no. 58, whereby the registered programme package, as a whole, is supplemented with the following television programme services: MTV Hits, MTV Rocks, MTV Dance and VH1 Classic.