TVM claims live broadcasting of parliament “unrealistic”

Television Maldives (TVM) has ceased broadcasting live parliamentary sessions, reports Miadhu.

On discovering the lack of broadcasting, Majlis Speaker Abdulla Shahid suspended the session and expressed his displeasure that TVM had not broadcast any session live despite having cameras in the chamber.

Shahid declared that parliament would organise its own broadcast, with technical assistance from TVM until new technicians could be trained. Live feed will be provided to all

Under the new agreement live feed would now be provided to TV stations and until Parliament could train its own technical crew, TVM would lend their technicians for the task.

The public broadcaster said it was “unrealistic” for the station to provide live telecasting as the government had not provided it ay financial assistance.