Rai, fee also for mobile phones and tablets. Fuortes describes a serious situation in the finances of the television broadcaster such as to jeopardize the “perimeter” of the company
Carlo Fuortes, new CEO of state TV, he launched the proposal in front of the senators and deputies of the Supervisory Commission, in a hearing. For those who use tablets and smartphones, based on the proposal, the Rai license fee would be introduced, a measure that would not have, explains Fuortes, “an immediate impact on the pockets of Italians”. Today there are few people, says Fuortes, who use such digital devices to watch programs, without a TV at home, we read on Republic.
But, adds Fuortes, this modality will become prominent in the future. Therefore, the difficult situation of the company’s accounts, currently down, would suffer the impact, putting the “perimeter” at risk. Viale Mazzini accuses a net financial position of -523.4 million. Furthermore, the new TV Code will provide Rai with lower advertising revenues for 50 million in 2022 and for 130 million in 2023.
The League sides against: “No to the canon on smartphones and tablets”
The leader of the Lega in Rai supervision, Massimiliano Capitanio, and the commissioners Giorgio Bergesio, Dimitri Coin, Umberto Fusco, Elena Maccanti, Simona Pergreffi, Leonardo Tarantino, divert towards no to the new canon, accusing “very worrying signals” regarding a possible attempt of the company to “put their hands in the pockets of citizens”.
“Revenues fell by 702 million compared to 2008, advertising has dramatic numbers, the company looks to realities such as Switzerland and Austria where the rent costs 300 euros compared to our 90 and for the rebalancing of resources it asks for the “extension of the perimeter of application of the fee to devices and multimedia. The message alone, even in the face of a zero impact on users, is inadmissible: the League will oppose new fees in every way”.
“First – they continue – Rai undertakes to provide a quality service without fiction on Lucano, without the ideological bias of Tg1, without the overpaid dramas of Fedez and with a Raiplay that reaches at least the levels of Netflix. Then you learn to manage the news. real estate assets like a good family man, without waste and amateurism. Finally, let us worry about those who still do not pay the rent before taxing mobile phones or increasing it to those who are already in good standing “.