Final accord on radio and television law expected to be reached next Friday

Final accord on radio and television law expected to be reached next Friday

YEREVAN, October 22. /ARKA/. The group set up for working out amendments to the television and radio law is expected to reach a final accord on next Friday, Armenian Ombudsman Armen Harutyunyan, who coordinates the group’s activity, said Friday at a news conference.

“The group met with invited experts from European Union and OSCE for the past three days and summarized their opinions,” he said.

The ombudsman refrained from revealing the experts’ views. He said he has no right to do it until the group comes to agreement.

In June, he National Television and Radio Commission announced tender on digital broadcasting licenses for TV companies.

It became known after summarizing the results of the tender that only 18 of 22 Yerevan TV channels would continue broadcasting.
 
Private companies ought to acquire necessary equipment for digital broadcasting within six months.

The licenses are given for ten years. They take force on January 20, 2011.

Transition to digital broadcasting implies creation of the public network made up of multiplexers and relevant substructures.

Three multiplexers with six channels in each of them will operate in Armenia.
 
There will be four radio programs with digital services in the first national multiplexer.

According to the concept of introduction of digital TV and radio broadcasting, transition of all TV and radio companies to digital broadcasting will be completed in 2015. -0--

03:34 23.10.2010





 

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