Vucic: I was always in favour of 'having N1 be seen everywhere'

Source: Tanjug / Rade Prelić

More of diversity, different stances and approaches are better for democracy in Serbia, said President Aleksandar Vucic, adding that he was always in favour of “having N1 TV be seen everywhere.”

“They were first saying that someone doesn’t want N1 to be broadcast, then Telekom said we will make it available everywhere, even where it was never available. In the end, it appears it is not about N1’s broadcast but about money, which we already knew,” Vucic told TV Prva.

The President also said he was always in favour of “having N1 be seen everywhere,” because this is how “it would be even more visible how much we work and how more successful we are than those that this TV (channel) supports.”

According to him, there is an interest in having N1 available for political reasons.

“One part of people always must see another side in order to know why they fight for someone, why they love someone and why they support some political option. If you don’t see it in the brutal way this TV shows it, then our people will be much less motivated,” he added.

The United Group said on Friday it cut off negotiations with Telekom Srbija, and asked the company to explain to the people why it paid dozens of millions of Euros “for the channels which were to the taste of the authorities.”