SOFIA: After several disputes between bTV Media Group's leading channel bTV (owned
by Central European Media Enterprises, www.cetv-net.com) has ceased broadcasts of two of the most popular
programmes, both from production company Global Vision (www.globalvision-bg.com),
Masters of the Air (Gospodari na Efira) and Full Madhouse, following ongoing disputes.
Both programmes have been broadcast on bTV for the last
three years. Masters of the Air is
the domestic version of the Italian
entertainment show Striscia la
notizia . Full Madhouse is an original Global Vision creation.
Accusing bTV in imposing censorship over them
Global Vision's co-owners announced the withdrawal
of the two shows from the channel. bTV denied all allegations and reported
constant legal breaches by Global
Vision, bringing a lawsuit against the company.
Global Vision is considering a contract with another
commercial channel in Bulgaria.