YPC Weekly Newsletter

2002


“NOYAN TAPAN” ALSO CHALLENGES THE DECISIONS OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TELEVISION AND RADIO

 On April 30 a suit was filed with the RA Commercial Court versus the National Commission on Television and Radio, similar to that of “Meltex” LLC versus the same Commission. “Noyan Tapan” LLC, having also lost the competition on broadcast licensing, demanded to cancel the competition results announced by the National Commission on April 2 (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, March 30 – April 5, 2002).

The suit application of “Noyan Tapan” mentions, in particular, that the competitions for broadcast licensing were announced by the National Commission for each frequency separately, while the RA Law “On Television and Radio” stipulates one competition for all the vacant frequencies. In this manner, according to the plaintiff, its right to participate in a competition for any vacant frequency was violated. Besides, the demand of the National Commission that the 21st UHF of Yerevan must be taken by a channel for children and adolescents deprived “Noyan Tapan” of a possibility to claim this frequency. The plaintiff also stated that when announcing the results of the competition the National Commission displayed partiality, the proofs of which will be presented during the court hearings.