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."
Freedom of speech
MEDIA Communicational hegemony, a state policy conducted during late President Hugo Chávez's tenure and now during President Nicolás Maduro's government, disregards constitutional principles, asserted lawyer Carmen María Márquez during a forum on Informational Pluralism and Audiovisual Freedom held on Wednesday at the Palace of the Academies in Caracas, hosted by the Academy of Political and Social Sciences.