Estonian government supports amendments to the electronic communications law

  • 2012-06-28

TALLINN – Today, the Estonian government supported the amendments to the electronic communications law initiative by the Riigikogu economy committee in order to end the dispute between private TV channels and cable TV providers, Public Broadcasting reports.

The amendments add a sentence to the law that the provider of free access TV services has the right of demanding a fee for reproduction of TV programs from a communications company that provides cable TV services.

This step enables Kanal 2 and TV 3 stations to change a fee from cable TV providers for airing their programs since they have made considerable spending to produce their program.

TV channels said that this law amendment was also the prerequisite for them to continue providing their program free to the people who use their own antenna to watch TV.