Two votes were held on Thursday regarding the license for TVN24, Teresa Brykczyńska, spokesman for KRRIT, informed. – There are no decisions so far – informed. 66 days remain until the expiry of the current TVN24 broadcasting license. The National Broadcasting Council has been dealing with the application for the extension of the license for 17 months.
Group of Members Law and Justice she brought it to the Sejm late in the evening on July 7 draft amendment to the Broadcasting Act. “The will of the legislator is that companies based in Poland cannot be controlled by entities from outside the European Economic Area” – it was written in the justification. Commentators agree that the changes are aimed at TVN’s independence. TVN24 is still waiting for the extension of the license by the National Broadcasting Council. The license expires on September 26. An application for its extension was submitted in February 2020.
KRRiT claims that the problem lies in the “ownership situation” of the TVN group. The station’s management wrote in a statement that in 2015 the National Broadcasting Council accepted the entry of American capital into TVN.
TVN24 is still waiting for the extension of the license by the National Broadcasting Council. The license expires on September 26, that is in 66 days.
The spokesman of the National Broadcasting Council, Teresa Brykczyńsk, spoke about the license issue for TVN24 on Thursday. She said that “the National Council has been dealing with this process for a long time, because the proceedings have been going on for a long time”. – Today, two votes took place again. Unfortunately, one to grant a license, the other to refuse it. Unfortunately, none of these concepts gained the majority – she said. “There are no decisions so far,” she added.
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