On May 6 the RA Commercial Court accepted for consideration the suit of the founder of “A1+” TV company, “Meltex” LLC, versus “Television Network of Armenia” SCJSC. The National Commission on Television and Radio was also summoned to the process as a co-respondent. The plaintiff demanded to annul the decision of “Television Network of Armenia” on the stoppage of “A1+” transmission, made basing on the letter from the National Commission. The demand of the plaintiff to restore the broadcasts of the TV company was substantiated by the argument that having switched “A1+” out of its 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 on the transmission of the programs of the TV company.
The hearings on the case are scheduled for May 17.