The Colombian government has approved the removal of its National TV Commission and independent official association that monitors television in the country.

In its place will be a project law regarding the latest technologies for communications which is likely to be approved in mid July. Through this decision the country hopes to save some $20 million dollars a year.

There will also be a regulatory commission for communications which will be responsible for all of the telecommunication sector; and the Spectrum National Agency which will be in charge of the use of spectrum.

As for TV content, this will not be monitored by the government but instead by an independent commission.