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CAIRO - 28 April 2019: The Supreme Council for Media Regulation has issued a statement warning TV channels against airing from outside the Media Production City headquarters.
Below is the statement:
The Supreme Council for Media Regulations warns channels of broadcasting from outside the media production city
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) has sent several letters to a number of broadcasters and television channels that own Satellite news gathering “SNG” units, stating that they should broadcast from within the media production city and to [that they are] limited to studios available within the city.
An official source in the council said that these letters come as part of the regulation of the media scenes, in accordance with the law and authorities it provide for the council in this regard. It also comes after the council spotted some companies broadcasting from outside the city, and violating the law 180 of 2018. The law states in Article 59 that no broadcasting or re-broadcasting is allowed outside the locations approved by the Supreme Council. In addition to this, it is permissible to broadcast from outside these areas, provided that the office or company has a studio from which it can operate within the Egyptian Company for Media Production City, and to have a permission issued by the Council in prior.
The source pointed out that the council had granted the channels a period of three months to reconcile their status, noting that the permits obtained by those channels will expire within days and will not be renewed unless they settle their status.