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 Henry Ramos Allup, Secretary General of opposition party Acción Democrática, holds no positive expectations concerning the behavior of some dissenting allies, but he advocates for sincere debate and "purpose of amendment" within the opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), which is to hold a plenary session the week of July 21.