NEWS BRIEFS

PMÚ okays CME stake in Markíza

THE ANTITRUST Office (PMÚ) on January 13 approved the takeover by Central European Media Enterprises (CME) of the TV company Markíza-Slovakia, which operates Slovakia's most-watched TV channel, Markíza.

CME will control 34 percent directly and 46 percent indirectly in Markíza-Slovakia through the ARJ company.

A 30-day windown of time to apply for renewal of Markíza's broadcast licence also started that day.

Markíza's current licence is valid until to September 14, 2007. It is applying for a 12-year extension from the Broadcast and Retransmission Council.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Curfew and closed schools. Slovakia goes into a mild lockdown this weekend

Nationwide testing will follow, accompanied by another curfew.

Nationwide testing - an ambitious plan with an uncertain result

Antigen tests to be used work on patients with symptoms.

Police arrest top special prosecutor, suspected of helping a mafia group

Dušan Kováčik is known for not filing any criminal lawsuits.

State prepared an €100-million injection for tourism

The sector hit hard by the coronavirus crisis should see money at the end of this year.

Illustrative stock photo