The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the proposal of the Minister of Communications and Transport, Edin Forto, adopted a decision that provided four million BAM to the Public Radio and Television Service of Bosnia and Herzegovina for studio and production capacities for the production of signals in HD resolution, and three million BAM each to the governments of the entities for incentive for the development of the electronic media sector. In addition, the funds transferred to BHRT are intended to pay off the rights to broadcast the European Football Championship in 2024 and the Summer Olympic Games in 2024.
“This is the first step. The second must be the urgent appointment of the management structures of FTV in the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to regulate in a fair manner the method of collecting the RTV tax within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The third step is the passing of a new law that will permanently regulate the stability of public services and from which all three services will have stronger support than today,” said the State Minister of Communications and Transport, Edin Forto.
He thanked the members of the BiH Council of Ministers for their support in adopting this decision, and the employees of BHRT and FTV for their understanding and patience.
This decision seeks to ensure the financial stability of public services, which is one of the EU’s 14 priorities for joining the negotiations, to enable the sustainability and functionality of the Public RTV Service of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to create conditions for the support and improvement of the telecommunications and electronic media sector in BiH, the Ministry of communication and traffic announced.