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National Council to check two TV channels for non-compliance with program concepts

03.09.2020, 19:13
Photo credit: ze.com
Photo credit: ze.com

On September 3, the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting ordered several unscheduled inspections of the Prshyy Kyiv TV Channel (Television and Radio Broadcasting Company KUPOL LLC) and Rabynovich TV (News Network LLC) for violating the requirements for broadcasting program concepts.

This decision was made at a meeting, as this is reported on the website of the National Council.

On August 13, during the air monitoring of these two TV channels, the National Council recorded some deviations from the program concepts.

Thus, Pershyy Kyiv TV Channel has reduced the volume of entertainment programs: the license stipulated at least 5 hours / a day, and in fact it was 3 hours. 10 min / a day. Also, cultural and artistic programs were not broadcast (the license provides for at least 2 hours / a day), scientific and educational programs (under the license it should be not less than 1 hour and 30 minutes / a day), children's programs and audiovisual works designed for children's audience (under license it should be not less than 2 hours / a day) and film screening (under license it should be not less than 2 hours 30 minutes / a day).  

The volume of analytical newscast and social and political essays programs on Rabynovich TV was reduced: according to the license, they must be at least 21 hours. 30 min / a day, and in fact they were 20 hours 23 min /a day.

“Such deviations from the program concepts of broadcasting indicate that companies do not comply with part seven of Article 27, part eight of Article 28, item“ a ”of part one of Article 59 of the Law of Ukraine“ On Television and Radio Broadcasting ”. To find out all the circumstances, unscheduled inspections are ordered to verify these broadcasters, ”the statement reads.

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