TVN is waiting for the license. ATM Entertainment lost it. The company won in court
If the House passes the Lex TVN Act, an amendment to the broadcasting law, the US TVN station will not receive a license. Regulation PiS wants to ban companies from outside the European Union from controlling TV channels operating in Poland on the basis of a KRRiT license.
The People’s Parliament is informed informally that the Presidium of the Political Committee of the ruling party has decided to vote on Wednesday on the draft amendment to the Broadcasting Law.
Meanwhile, as we read in the pages next.gazeta.plAt the end of last year, KRRiT did not extend the license of the ATM Entertainment channel. raison? Failure to submit the franchise request on time. ATM Grupa, owner of the chain, claimed that such a request had been made. The company made another request, but the National Broadcasting Council refused to initiate proceedings to “close the case” in December.
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On February 25, ATM Entertainment ended the broadcast. ATM Grupa went to court. She filed a complaint with the Warsaw Regional Administrative Court, accusing the National Broadcasting Council of not requesting an extension of the license.
The court accepted the grievance against the decision of the President of the National Audiovisual Council to extend the deadline for submitting a license extension request for the next period after the expiration of the existing license. This means that the company can request the restoration of the concession – inform next.gazeta.pl. The verdict is not final and the National Broadcasting Council can appeal, but it has not yet signaled such measures.
TVN’s problems are certainly concerned with other private channels, which are also awaiting the license, such as Kino Polska Muzyka (the license expires in December of this year). Next year, the license application must be submitted by TVN 7.