Friday, May 8, 2009

The main Russian TV channels will be broadcast in cable networks for free.

Minkomsvyazi proposes to broadcast the major Russian TV channels in the networks of cable operators for free. This was written on Friday, May 8, "Kommersant".
In turn, the owners of the first multiplex (required for distribution in Russia 8 channels and 3 radio stations in digital format) should provide the operators of your content for free.
"Kommersant" noted that the current legislation the channel pays the operator for entry into its network, an operator split fee with the TV. According to the Ministry, on the one hand, the new law will allow networks to avoid the claims of tax authorities and, on the other - would deprive the channels possible to impose the "package proposal".
According to Kommersant, Minkomsvyazi drafted amendments to the laws "On Licensing Certain Types of Activities" and "communication." According to the federal target program "Development of digital broadcasting in the years 2009-2015, the owners of the first multiplex communication channels (" Channel "," Russia "," Culture, Sports, News 24, "" The fifth channel, NTV, and also a children's TV channel, based on the channel "Bibigon and Telenyanya" Radio Russia "," Vesti FM "and" Lighthouse ") are obliged to provide them for free on the network TV operators and the last - free to distribute.

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