Cabinet approves a plan to merge Slovakia’s public media

The catastrophic situation in the economic performance of pubic-service Slovak Television (STV) is one of the main reasons for the speedy plan to merge STV and Slovak Radio (SRo), the SITA newswire wrote.

The catastrophic situation in the economic performance of pubic-service Slovak Television (STV) is one of the main reasons for the speedy plan to merge STV and Slovak Radio (SRo), the SITA newswire wrote.

Culture Minister Daniel Krajcer submitted a draft bill to the government which will merge STV and SRo into a new public-service known as RTS. The cabinet approved the draft on November 3 with some comments. Parliament should decide on the draft bill in expedited procedures.

Krajcer reasons the expedited procedures are necessary because of a threat of considerable economic damage, saying the television station plans a €37 million deficit in 2011.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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