The Slovak public broadcaster RTVS has approved a budget and programme concept for 2018.
However, reports Medialne, it has also said that lower revenues will impact negatively on the latter, especially original content.
RTVS is in part funded by receiver licence fees, which have been unchanged in 15 years and at €4.64 a month per household are among the lowest in Europe.
Its total revenues in 2018 are projected to be approximately €129.5 million, while expenditure will be around €128.7 million, of which €4.9 million will be capital expenditure.
The planned budget surplus is €800,000, though there is a risk this may be reduced due to old litigation.
Ad revenues should be €400,000 higher than in 2017 due to the Olympic Games and World Cup.
TV and radio advertising are expected earn the broadcaster nearly €5.4 million, with other commercial revenues bringing in €1.3 million, or €300,000 less than in 2017.
Meanwhile, state funds will contribute €19.3 million for TV broadcasting, €2.7 million for radio broadcasting, €3 million towards investment projects and €1 million for broadcasting outside Slovakia.
Significantly, there will also be a number of changes to RTVS’s organisational structure.
They include the creation of new media, programme production and sports sections.