A major event is a political, social, cultural or sporting event which meets at least two of the following conditions:
- its outcome has a special and general impact and is of interest even to a section of the public which does not normally follow events of this nature,
- it is of unrepeatable cultural significance for the population and particularly reflects elements of their cultural identity,
- or it is a major international event and involves the national representation.
Public access to significant events through the broadcasting of the television programme service shall be ensured by the Council for Media Services in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, rights holders and broadcasters by drawing up a list of such events. The list of events, after its approval by the European Commission, shall be laid down in a generally binding legal regulation issued by the Council for Media Services.