(ANSA) - MILAN, 02 FEB - "On the one hand there is the question of freedom of expression, a president who wants to make his voice heard and we are all with him and with Ukraine. Rai must make its choices and from publisher I don't want to pitch in.
On the other hand, there is my being a citizen who pays the license fee and I can't help but be transparent: it's up to me that Zelensky" intervene at San Remo "with everything that needs to be said in favor of Ukraine and the situation they're living, it's not nice. It seems to me a search for visibility that upsets me a little, I'd rather not".
This was stated by the managing director of Mediaset, PierSilvio Berlusconi.
"You tell me: but what should Rai do? I can't tell you as a publisher that they shouldn't let it go on the air, honestly no", adds Pier Silvio Berlusconi, answering a question in a press conference on Mediaset's digital projects.
"It would be as if we blocked all the things that seem a little borderline to us in the programs that are on the air. But as a citizen there is a conflict at stake, we are talking about deaths: what does Sanremo have to do with it?" specifies the CEO delBiscione.
"We have no intention of 'counter-programming' the Sanremo Festival: let's avoid absolute disarmament after many years", keeping our programs, he explains again.
"We saw that during the World Cup in Qatar our revenues weren't affected and we decided to keep one week at the normal price" and not discounted for advertising.
The CEO of the Alfa Romeo thanked Maria De Filippi in particular for having kept her 'his of hers' unchanged on Saturday evening in conjunction with the final evening of the Festival.