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."
LOPEZ CASE The Venezuelan mission at the United Nations in Geneva has sent a notice to the Office of United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) labeling as "unreasonable" the latter's petition to release Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.
HUMAN RIGHTS Spanish President Mariano Rajoy and Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, gathered on Wednesday in Madrid. At the meeting, Rajoy expressed his concerns about the detention of the dissenter, whose immediate release was requested by the United Nations in a resolution issued recently.
LOPEZ'S CASE Lilian Tintori, the wife of detained opposition leader Leopoldo López, asserted on Tuesday that "justice is militarized in Venezuela," because the Venezuelan government "has not observed" the resolution issued by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations (UN) asking for the release of her husband.