Group: Mongolian National Broadcaster 

Group: Mongolian National Broadcaster 

Public Service Broadcaster. Mongolian National Broadcaster (MNB): Mongolian Radio was established in 1934, and Mongolian Nation Television was established in 1967. It operated under the full authority of the Central Committee of the Mongolia Peoples’ Revolutionary Party (MPRP) until Mongolia’s transition to democracy. Although the 1998 Media Law already stated that the state should not own media, the process of dismantling state monopoly in the broadcasting sector began only in 2005 with the Law on Public Service Radio and Television. It transformed the formerly state run national radio and television into public service entities and restricts advertisement revenues for the Mongolian National Broadcaster MNB to provide competition space for commercial televisions. As of 2016, MNB operates one national and two cable television channels, two national radios, one FM and one international radio station, and Khurd agency. MNB is supported by the state through an annual subsidy which was MNT 3, 9 billion (US$2, 2 million) in 2015. In addition each household in Ulaanbaatar pays 1.100 MNT (50 US cents) per month and rural households pay 600 -800 MNT per month. Editorial independence is legally guaranteed for the Mongolian National Broadcaster (MNB) by the PSB Law. But political influence on operations is still strong, as can be seen from the politically influenced appointments of the PSB Governing Board members and its senior management. (See Context Media and Context Law) What makes MNB unique from other media is that they produce media contents specifically produce to include and target all arrays of society. For instance, MNB offers Kazakh language program for the ethnic minority group, local news program, children’s program, and etc.Highest authority of the MNB is the National Council for Public Radio and Television, which appoints the General Director and other Department Directors of MNB. However, the administration of MNB is usually appointed with members of the ruling party. Consequently, if the governing party changes there are also changes happening at the director and management level of MNB and reportedly sometimes also on the level of journalists.

Key facts

Business Form

Public

Business Sectors

Media

Ownership

Individual Owner

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

MNB channel TV
MM Agency channel TV
MNB Sport channel TV

Other Radio Outlets

MNRadio Radio
Altan san radio Radio
P3 FM100.9 Radio
Mongolian Voice radio Radio

Other Online Outlets

www.mnb.mn Online media

Facts

Media Business

MNB channel TV
MM Agency channel TV
MNB Sport channel TV
MNRadio Radio
Altan san radio Radio
P3 FM100.9 Radio
Mongolian Voice radio Radio
www.mnb.mn Online media

Business

Not applicable

Not applicable

General Information

Founding Year

2005

Founder

Public

Affiliated Interests Founder

Highest authority of the MNB is the National Council for Public Radio and Television, which appoints the General Director and other Department Directors of MNB. However, the administration of MNB is usually appointed with members of the ruling party. Consequently, if the governing party changes there are also changes happening at the director and management level of MNB and reportedly sometimes also on the level of journalists. Editorial independence is legally guaranteed for the Mongolian National Broadcaster (MNB) by the PSB Law. But political influence on operations is still strong, as can be seen from the politically influenced appointments of the PSB Governing Board members and its senior management. (See Context Media and Context Law)

Employees

742

Contact

Mongolian National Broadcaster976-11-328334marketing@mnb.mnwww.mnb.mn

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

Advertising revenue: 10,548,656,100.00 MNT

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

Missing Data

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Private advertising revenue: 6,499,710,300.00 MNT. Public advertising revenue: 4,048,945,800.00 MNT

Management

Executive Board + Interests Executive Board

Executive Director Mrs. Oyundari Ts Members of board of directors: L. Ninjjamts, Ch. Battsengel, B. Enkhtuya, G. Gerel, B. Bayarsaikhan, Sh.Enkhtaivan, B. Oyunchimeg, Ye. Byambadorj.

Non-Executive Board + Interests Non-Executive Board

According to the Public Radio and Television Law of Mongolia, the highest authority of MNB is the National Council consisting of 15 members. As of 2016, the members of the National Council include:
B. Enkhmandakh, Chairman
Board members: L. Purevdorj, D Oyun-Erdene, S. Myagmar, B. Zolbayar, D. Gooshookhuu, D. Tsendsuren, A. Armen, D. Nyamsambuu, A. Munkhbat, Z. Enkhbold, B. Batbayar, B. Galaarid, J. Soyol-Erdene, S. Sanaser.

Supervisory Board + Interests Supervisory Board

According to the Public Radio and Television Law of Mongolia, the highest authority of MNB is the National Council consisting of 15 members. As of 2016, the members of the National Council include:
B. Enkhmandakh, Chairman
Board members: L. Purevdorj, D Oyun-Erdene, S. Myagmar, B. Zolbayar, D. Gooshookhuu, D. Tsendsuren, A. Armen, D. Nyamsambuu, A. Munkhbat, Z. Enkhbold, B. Batbayar, B. Galaarid, J. Soyol-Erdene, S. Sanaser.

Other Influential People + Interests Other Influential people

The MNB administration is usually appointed with members of the ruling party. Consequently, if the governing party changes there are also changes at the director and management level of MNB and reportedly sometimes also on the level of journalists.

Further Information

Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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Meta Data

MNB submitted the MOM questionnaire. In addition, information was collected from MNB’s website which is publicly available.

Sources

Mongolian Media Today 2016, Press Institute of Mongolia Document ID-1; http://www.mnb.mn/s/4?type_slug=i ; MOM questionnaire; TV Ratings 2016, Maxima LLC Document ID-2; www.mnb.mn ; https://www.dropbox.com/home/%237_MOM2016_MNG/2-%20research/1_Media-IDs/3_TV?preview=Top+10+TV-Maxima-english.pdf; http://www.mnb.mn/s/19?type_slug=i ; http://www.mnb.mn/s/22?type_slug=i ; http://www.mnb.mn/s/44?type_slug=i ; http://www.legalinfo.mn/law/details/424 ; http://www.legalinfo.mn/law/details/424 ; http://www.mnb.mn/s/41?type_slug=i ; http://www.crc.gov.mn/k/U/5H ; http://www.mnb.mn/s/22?type_slug=i ;

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