The media outlets TV Chile, American Network and Ritmoson delivered to Venezuela’s Telecommunications National Commission (CONATEL) the documentation required by the First Transitory Disposition of the Technical Norm on the Audiovisual National Production Services to regularize their status and resume their broadcasting.
After revising the documentation delivered on Tuesday by three of the six private TV stations suspended by cable companies, CONATEL --the equivalent to the U.S. FCC—determined that their programming is not classified as a Service of Audiovisual National Production.
Thus, after the above mentioned channels comply with these requirements, the cable operators will determine when their signal will be restored.
Within the framework of this process, a representative of Televisa Group, of which American Network and Ritmoson are affiliated, visited CONATEL to talk about applying the recent Technical Norm issued by the Social Responsibility Board. He was pleased about the receptive treatment towards the company he represents and considered that the Technical Norm will contribute to end a legal gap.
CONATEL, as the General Director Diosdado Cabello said, continues receiving the required documentation of private media outlets for their registry before the organism. Those media that do not deliver the documentation will be automatically considered as an Audiovisual National Producer by the law, until proven otherwise.
Telecommunications National Commission (CONATEL) / Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press and Communications Office / January 27, 2010