YPC Weekly Newsletter

2002


THE FOUNDER OF “A1+” TV COMPANY FILES A SUIT VERSUS “TELEVISION NETWORK OF ARMENIA”

On April 29 “Meltex” LLC, the founder of “A1+” TV company, filed a suit with the RA Commercial Court versus “Television Network of Armenia” SCSJ. The demand of the plaintiff to restore the broadcasts of “A1+” was justified by the fact that by switching “A1+” out of air in the early morning of April 3 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, March 30 – April 5, 2002), “Television Network of Armenia” violated the existing agreement about the transmission of the programs of the TV company.

Notably, neither the RA Law “On Television and Radio”, adopted in October 2000, nor the charter of the National Commission on Television and Radio stipulate a precise procedure of stopping the air of a broadcaster if it is refused a license.