01 July 2022
The Independent Media Commission (IMC), on June 27, 2022, under the leadership of the Chairman of the IMC, Mr. Xhevat Latifi, held its eleventh regular meeting for this year.
After the approval of the agenda and minutes from the last meeting, according to the agenda, the Commission has considered several legal cases.
The Independent Media Commission, in order to assess the compliance of the licensees with the by-laws of the KPM, has carried out their monitoring. According to the findings of the monitoring process, the IMC has initiated several legal cases related to violations of the legislation of the Independent Media Commission.
The Commission has reviewed these cases and after the review has decided as follows:
•KDS Telestar - violation of the KPM-2020/01 Regulation for the Distribution of Audio and Audiovisual Media Service Providers and the Terms of the General License Terms. After the review, the Commission decided to impose a sanctioning measure with a Notice to the distribution operator KDS Telestar based on Article 30, paragraph 1.3, of the Law of the KPM.
• Telecom of Kosovo - Compliance of Telecom of Kosovo with Regulation KPM-2020/01 for the Distribution of Audio and Audiovisual Media Service Providers. After the review, the Commission decided to impose a sanctioning measure with a Warning to the distribution operator Telekom i Kosova based on Article 30, paragraph 1.3, of the Law of the IPC.
According to the agenda, the Commission also dealt with several licensing cases. The reviewed cases were related to requests for: change of ownership, licensing of OSHMA through the distribution operator. After reviewing the recommendations of the Executive Office for these cases, the Commission approved these recommendations .
• Radio Urban FM – Decision to reject the change of ownership
• Radio Kent FM 2 - Decision to renew the license;
• TV D + Decision on OSHMA licensing through the distribution operator.
Also, the Commission has examined the issue of amending two regulations: Regulations for Commercial Audiovisual Communications and Regulations for the Protection of Children and Minors in Audio-Visual Media Services. After the examination, the Commission decided to start with the procedure of changing the two aforementioned regulations.