Podgorica – Director of the agency for the radio diffusion, Abaz Dzafic said for Vijesti, that, because of the great interest mostly foreign electronic media, he will propose to the Counsel of the Radio Diffusion Center to announce an auction for the division of the frequencies.
He said that the famous American TV Corporation FOX is the most interested one for the frequency.
– The representatives of the famous American TV network FOX have visited the ARD. They wished to get familiar with the conditions of forming their own TV station in Montenegro. What we have told to media from surrounding and what we have told to Belgrade TV Pink they too will have to fulfill. As much as they are powerful and great, they will have to obey the law and to form their studio, to provide the transmission of the signal and to employ people from here – said he.
He said that ARD is supervising the obeying of the law and that they are taking care about the allowed media concentration, and added that no one in Montenegro should be bothered by the appearance of the famous electronic media.
– I do not know what kind of damage anyone could experience from the appearance of the powerful TV corporations in Montenegro. The rules are the same for everyone, and this is business just as any else. The fact that we have stimulated and helped domestic media was our policy. The foreign media have reprimanded us because of that, but we have continued to do that, because domestic informative houses were not prepared for the market game – said Dzafic.
He said that ARD has the intention to completely liberalize the area of radio diffusion.
– The only problem is the infrastructure. It has to follow the process of liberalization, and because of that we need to create technical conditions in all emission facilities. With the Radio Diffusion center we have made a deal to create the technical conditions for new mobile operators and operators of the fixed cable systems as well as for the new TV and radio emitters as soon as possible. If the ARD does not understand that need and they become the obstacle, since we are the founders of that enterprise, we will take very radical actions – said Dzafic.