Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Ministry favours new building for state media

A CULTURE Ministry study has come out in favour of building a new media complex for the state-owned Slovak Television (STV), Slovak Radio (SRo) and probably the TASR news agency as well.

The study showed that a new building would be the most effective way to solve problems relating to the media outlets' current buildings, the TASR newswire wrote.

A new building, to be built in the Pribinova zone, would lead to a long-term reduction in operating costs and create opportunities for a possible private investor, the study says. The building would also be designed to meet all the latest technical requirements.

Construction of a new media complex is expected to cost Sk2.6 billion (€78.2 million), while the STV and SRo would have to invest an additional Sk1.11 billion (€32.5 million) into equipment.

The cost of modernising and reconstructing the existing buildings could reach as much as Sk2.4 to 4.2 billion (€71 to 124.2 million), and moving the SRo into the reconstructed building would cost Sk1.9 to 2.5 billion (€56.2 to 74 million).

STV is located in Mlynská Dolina and Slovak Radio's inverted pyramid-shaped building is on Mýtna Street. The TASR building is on Pribinova Street.

Top stories

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.