KAZAKHSTAN JOINS EBU
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
Well fatkaz is surely celebrating with our worst nightmare to coming closer and closer: An entry from Kazakhstan is visible in the very near future if we trust bnews.kz. The country complied with the rules and fees to the European Broadcasting Union and they are ready to become an active member, therefore eligible for participation.
“At present the management of Kazmedia Ortalygy Managing Company carries on negotiations on occurrence of Kazakhstan in the European broadcasting union. And also the decision on the introduction Kazmedia Ortalygy in the Asian and Pacific broadcasting union is expected,” the message read.
“Earlier this question was repeatedly discussed, however all negotiations were unsuccessful, as, requirements of the European Broadcasting Union are very high. First, the potential member of the European Broadcasting Union should be the active user of services of the union, secondly, to buy regularly the expensive rights to translation of large actions, thirdly, to have own technical base at high level. Besides, there is a payment of regular membership dues. And only continuous membership in the European broadcasting union provides participation in the Eurovision competition,” Kazmedia Ortalygy Managing Company press service reports.
“Now the work on the Kazakhstan introduction in the European Broadcasting Union is at present conducted. It became possible, thanks to, to TV radio complex opening Kazmedia Ortalygy, equipped with the technical base answering to all international standards. That will allow Kazakhstan media market to declare itself at the international level,” Chief of the International Department of Kazmedia Ortalygy Managing Company Zhanar Shalbayeva said.
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