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07/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/11/2019 07:33

OSCE organizes study visit by delegation of Montenegrin National Public Broadcaster to Croatian Radio-Television

ZAGREB, 11 July 2019 - The OSCE Mission to Montenegro organized a study visit by the Public Service Broadcaster (RTCG) to the Croatian Radio-Television (HRT) on 10 and 11 July in Zagreb, in order to share experiences about digitalization - an ongoing process in RTCG.

Four RTCG representatives participated in the visit: Budimir Raičević, Director of the Radio Montenegro, Aleksandra Pavićević, Editor-in-Chief of the First TV Programme), Dragan Tomašević, Production Manager and Igor Pejović, journalist in RTCG multimedia desk. The main topics of their discussion with their Croatian counterparts were potential obstacles in digitization, challenges and technological equipment.

'Since the Croatian Public Service Broadcaster is one of the leading broadcasters among the Western Balkan countries in terms of digitalization, and given the longstanding and good co-operation between the two media houses, the study visit helped RTCG to understand possible obstacles and challenges of investing in new digitalization equipment,' said Biljana Jovanović Albijanić, Media Programme Assistant at the OSCE Mission to Montenegro.

Zdenko Luburić, HRT Director for Technology, said that, in terms of technology, HRT is in line with the largest European media services. 'We are honoured to pass on to our colleagues from RTCG all our experiences in the field of digitization and modernization of the media system, since HRT has been completely switched to digital broadcasting since 2010, and complete transition to HD format broadcasting is in progress,' said Luburić.

The instalment of the new technical equipment in RTCG has already begun and the plan of RTCG is to start broadcasting programmes from the new, digitalized system in November, when celebrating the great jubilee - 55 years of television and 75 years of radio.

Bearing in mind the important role of national public services in the media scene, the OSCE Mission to Montenegro continuously support the efforts of the Montenegrin Public Service, aiming at the constant improvement of all its functions.