Fines of Over 100 000 Lei for 4 TV Channels Which Failed to Produce Enough Local Programs

The Broadcasting Council sanctioned REN Moldova, Cotidianul TV – CTV, Canal Regional, and Orizont TV channels a total amount of 109 000 lei for failing to produce a sufficient amount of local programs, and/or programs in Romanian, and/or during prime time. The sanctions were ordered during the meeting on December 23.

According to the BC, the four media service providers were monitored on December 2-8, along with six other channels: Busuioc TV, Gurinel TV, Noroc TV, Tezaur TV, TVR Moldova, and Vocea Basarabiei TV. Unlike the latter ones, the fined channels breached several provisions of Art. 4 of the Code of Audiovisual Media Services (CAMS) on local audiovisual programs, more precisely, on their average daily duration.

Therefore, such audiovisual media service providers as Teleproiect SRL, People for Free Media Public Association, Canal Regional SRL, and Archidoc Group SRL were fined 109 000 lei.

The details regarding the sanctions applied to each channel can be found here.

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