According to Medialne, they argue this is essential for the development of public service broadcasting. RTVS will need more resources to launch a third channel, the annual cost of running will be at least €10 million.
Receiver licence fees currently cost €4.64 a month per household and it has been proposed increasing them to €7 a month. They have been unchanged for 13 years and this would be in keeping with inflation.
It was pointed out that although the monthly fee is €7 in the neighbouring Czech Republic, it has two and a half times the number of households as Slovakia.