The Council of the Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (REM) has decided to suspend payment of monthly fees to media service providers (PMUs) from March to May this year, due to the state of emergency caused by the coronary virus, on condition that they apply, the Serbian Journalists Association has learned.
A second PMU Oversight Report was adopted during the election campaign.
In reaching its decision to delay the payment of monthly fees to broadcasters, the REM Council took into account that when declaring a state of emergency a private company, as well as media service providers, face “problems of profitable business and survival in the market, as well as the settlement of obligations which they have, among other things, to the Regulator“, UNS reports.
In addition to this decision, the Regulator also adopted the PMU Surveillance Report during the election campaign on national frequency television stations (second cut), for the period from 4 to 15 March this year, according to the REM website.
Analysts and other campaign participants were the most represented in the First Program of Radio Television of Serbia (RTS1), with 71.7 percent participation in the election program.
The following is the list of “Aleksandar Vucic – For Our Children”, which with 13.49% was the most represented in the RTS program, while parties boycotting the elections and whose lists were not declared by the REC until March 15 were represented 5 38 percent on Public Service.
Pink TV had the highest number of times in the television program “Aleksandar Vucic – For Our Children”, 58%, followed by analysts and other campaigners – 38.13% and parties that boycott the elections and whose lists were not declared – 1.77%.
In the election program of Happy TV, the largest percentage was the list of “Aleksandar Vucic – For Our Children” with about 37.61%, analysts with 15% and parties boycotting the elections with 14%.
On B92 television, the largest share of the election program, 79 percent, was held by analysts and other participants in the program, and the list of “Aleksandar Vucic – For Our Children” was represented by about ten percent.
On television, the first in the largest percentage, about 41 percent, was represented by the list “Aleksandar Vucic – For Our Children”, followed by analysts who had 36.72 percent of the time in the television program. Parties that boycott the election and whose lists were not declared were in the program with 10.5 percent of the election program.
The report also covered the N1 cable television program. In the television's election program, the largest percentage, about 50 percent, was made up of analysts and other campaigners.
At N1, the program that boycotted the election and whose lists were not declared had 36.32 percent of the time, among which the Alliance for Serbia party, with about 27 percent, was the most represented in the program. The list of “Aleksandar Vucic – For Our Children” on that television participated with about 4.9 percent in the election program.