The Bulgarian National Radio is interested in providing broadcasting in Ukraine - Національна рада України з питань телебачення і радіомовлення

The Bulgarian National Radio is interested in providing broadcasting in Ukraine

The National Council met the Bulgarian Side to discuss broadcasting of the Bulgarian National Radio in Ukraine

On 20 January the representatives of the National Council met the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ukraine Mr Krasimir Minchev, the Director General of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) Mr Radoslav Yankulov and the representatives of the Bulgarian Embassy and of the legal and technical departments of the BNR in order to discuss the possibility to arrange the BNR broadcasting in Ukraine.

The discussions during the meeting covered the issues on the legislative framework and technical aspects related to the possible broadcasting of the BNR in Ukraine. The Member of the National Council Mr Oleg Chernysh informed the guests on the aspects of broadcasters licensing in our country and on the competition-based approach to allocation of the free radio frequency resource. Further, the representatives of the Administrative Office of the National Council kept advised the guests on the limitations of the national legislation related to foreign ownership of TV and radio companies and transparency of ownership structure. There were discussed the possibilities to cooperate with TV and radio companies that have already been operating in the Ukrainian media market by means either of joint production activities or of handing own products over to be disseminated in the local networks.

Upon the meeting, it was agreed that the Sides would share the required legal information for the further consideration of this matter.

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