Kanal 5 to lose broadcasting license over unpaid fee


Due to unpaid annual fee for the TV broadcasting license within the legally determined deadline, 30 days from the receipt of the invoice, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services (AVMU) has taken away the broadcasting license of satellite television, Kanal 5+, it has been published in the latest issue of the “Official Gazette”.

The television was supposed to, but it did not pay 2,489,669 denars or approximately 40 thousand euros for the annual fee for the broadcasting license, for the period from 05.01.2019 until 04.01.2020. The Agency reported that the invoice was duly received on January 10, 2019.

The AVMU Council started a procedure for revoking the license. The television, after all warnings, did not pay the debt, and a decision was taken to take away its license. Kanal 5+ has the right to file a complaint with the competent court within 30 days from the date of its receipt.

Kanal 5 + has had the broadcasting permit since 05.01.2015, for satellite broadcasting, at the state level, for television program service with a predominantly entertaining format in Macedonian language. Last year AVMU took away the broadcasting license of TV Sitel 3.