Broadcasting commission to formulate regulations on listed events

The Maldives Broadcasting Commission (MBC) has decided to formulate new guidelines on broadcasting and rebroadcasting listed events.

The move comes during an ongoing investigation into cable TV provider Medianet’s broadcasting of the FIFA world cup without obtaining the necessary rights.

The MBC said it had decided to formulate separate regulations on listed events in order to eliminate difficulties in obtaining event rights and protect rights of private and public broadcasters.

The commission intends to consult the broadcast advisory committee and the public on a first draft of the regulation