Poll: should the ruling party have influence on content broadcast by TVN?
Should the ruling party have influence on content broadcast by TVN? Kantar asked respondents this question in a poll carried out for TVN and TVN24. 86 percent gave negative answers. The question was asked in relation to the proposed changes to the Broadcasting Act put forward by a group of Law and Justice lawmakers.
Authors of a bill, put forward by a group of PiS MPs on July 7, argue that it aims at "clarifying regulations enabling the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) to effectively counteract the possibility of radio and television broadcasters to be taken over by any entities from outside the European Union, including entities from countries posing an immediate threat to state security".
Commentators and experts agree that the planned changes are meant to target TVN. TVN24 channel is still waiting for the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) to extend its licence. The current one expires on September 26. The station filed for an extension in February 2020.
The KRRiT claims the problem lies in the "ownership situation" of the TVN Group. The company said in a statement that in 2015 the council had approved entry of American capital into TVN.
Lex TVN. Should the ruling party have influence on content broadcast by TVN?
If adopted, the planned changes to the Broadcasting Act could also result in TVN Group shares being bought by Polish businesses or state-owned companies, allowing the ruling party to influence the content broadcast by TVN. What is your opinion on this matter?
The ruling party should not have influence on content broadcast by TVN ("definitely not" and "probably not") - 86%
The ruling party should have influence on content broadcast by TVN ("definitely not" and "probably not") - 6%
Don't know - 8%
Źródło: TVN24 News in English, TVN24
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