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The Foreigner MPs demand end to Pay TV. Norwegian tri-partite coalition politicians are calling on the Culture Minister to stop TV companies forcing consumers to pay to watch sport. “Some sports events are of such great national importance that the Norwegian people should be able to see them, no matter where they live and what kind of television access they have,” Gunn Kari Gjul, Labour’s (Ap) head of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Family and Cultural Affairs, tells NRK. Whilst it is understood that foreigners living in Norway also stand to benefit from the today’s Parliamentary proposal, the Far Right Progress Party (FrP), opposes the motion.

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MPs demand end to Pay TV

Published on Thursday, 24th February, 2011 at 15:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 19th March 2011 at 11:36.

Norwegian tri-partite coalition politicians are calling on the Culture Minister to stop TV companies forcing consumers to pay to watch sport.



“Some sports events are of such great national importance that the Norwegian people should be able to see them, no matter where they live and what kind of television access they have,” Gunn Kari Gjul, Labour’s (Ap) head of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Family and Cultural Affairs, tells NRK.

Whilst it is understood that foreigners living in Norway also stand to benefit from the today’s Parliamentary proposal, the Far Right Progress Party (FrP), opposes the motion.

“We already pay large sums towards being able to watch sport via today’s TV license fee. Everyone who wants to see NRK has to pay up to 6,000 kroner per year. Viewers can make conscious choices as to what they want to see, and therefore wish to pay for if we manage to transfer sports coverage over to the commercial channels,” says FrP’s committee representative, Øyvind Korsberg.



Published on Thursday, 24th February, 2011 at 15:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 19th March 2011 at 11:36.

This post has the following tags: paytv, nrk, sports, progressparty, frp, labourparty, ap, socialistleftparty, sv, centreparty, sp.





  
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