Private TV channel Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) may
air on cable TV, provided that it "observes current regulations,"
said Thursday Telecommunications Minister Jesse Chacón.
He said that the 2004 Radio and TV Social Responsibility Law provided for clear specifications about audiovisual production services.
The minister explained that any broadcaster should register in the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) as national audiovisual producer in order to be included in the programming of subscription TV service providers.
"We are just asking them to send us and certify that they have the registration of each national audiovisual service provider."
"In this case, then no problem. They should be enrolled. However, no arrangements have been made and we gave the local agent five working days for an answer."
INTERVIEW "I was a kid from the Third World who came to teach Italians how to play opera." A succinct Diego Matheuz describes in this way his arrival at La Fenice of Venice, first as a guest conductor and later on as chief conductor. Matheuz is extremely modest, considering that a 26-year-old young man from a faraway tropical country stepped up to one of the most renowned opera theaters in Italy. "It was a big challenge; I gave it all. Thank God, we overcame," he adds when commenting his debut in October 2010 with Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Four years later, and being still under 30, Diego seems to have fulfilled the highest expectations. He has led at least 15 major world orchestras; has appeared on various stages, and, together with Gustavo Dudamel, Christian Vásquez and Rafael Payare –the four mighty globetrotters of the System- is tied to the project pioneered by Master José Antonio Abreu 40 years ago.