The Seoul Metropolitan Government is considering a plan to cut more than 10 billion won in the next year's contribution from TBS Traffic Broadcasting, which has raised political biases led by the opposition.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is considering a plan to reduce the TBS contribution by more than 10 billion won compared to the previous year during the budgeting process for next year. Last year, the Seoul Metropolitan Government gave 37.5 billion won to TBS.

This accounted for 72.8% of the total budget of 51.5 billion won in TBS last year.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has set a policy to reduce this ratio to 50% next year and is considering a reduction in the contribution.

An official from Seoul said, "The reduced portion will have to be prepared separately by TBS through the profit business."

TBS, which started as a transportation broadcasting headquarters under the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 1990, established a separate foundation, the 'Seoul Media Foundation TBS' in February of last year and became independent from Seoul, but it was not fully financially independent, relying on donations from the city of Seoul for more than 70% of its income. is.

In particular, the representative program 'Kim Eo-Jun's News Factory' is constantly controversial about political bias.

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon said, "We are refining various ideas" regarding the controversy over 'Kim Eo-jun's News Factory' at the Seoul government audit by the National Assembly Administrative Safety Committee on the 19th.

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