KCC’s delays hurt all partiesAsked when the Korea Communications Commission would decide which companies will be allowed to run multi-content and news broadcasters, KCC head Choi See-joong said, “In my opinion, it would be preferable to reach a swift decision within this year.”
In fact, we are wasting too much time already deciding which companies will become multi-content broadcasters. No tangible progress has been made since the media-related laws were passed in July 2009.
It’s only natural that these delays are fueling all kinds of wild speculation and misunderstanding. Rumors are flying that the government is exploiting the chance to select multi-content broadcasters for political gain, or revealing its true intentions to exert control over most of the media.
If such trends continue, in many ways, the situation will become ultimately disadvantageous to everyone.
Choi said, “We will strive to lay a firm foundation for the creation of leading global media services firms in the country.”
The world is struggling to nurture global media enterprises by abolishing barriers between businesses. Korea has no time to waste in establishing multi-content broadcasters.