YPC Weekly Newsletter

2011


NCTR PROVIDED “A1+” WITH THE REQUESTED INFORMATION

On January 11, 2011 the RA Administrative Court started hearing the suit of “A1+” founder, “Meltex” LLC, versus the National Commission on Television and Radio. As it has been reported, on December 1, 2010 “Meltex” made a request to the NCTR, demanding to grant the copies of the applications of “ArmNews” CJSC and “Armenia TV” CJSC, submitted for the licensing competitions in the digital network, announced by NCTR on July 20, 2010. On December 6 NCTR replied that the copies can be provided only after January 20, 2011. The results of the competitions were announced on December 16. The winner of competition No.11, which was attended by “Meltex” LLC and “ArmNews” CJSC, became the founder of “ArmNews” TV company. Thus, NCTR members denied a broadcast license to “A1+” for the thirteenth time. On December 20 the “A1+” founder filed the court requiring to bind NCTR to provide with the requested information (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, December 17-23, 2010).

At the court session of January 11 the NCTR representative expressed his readiness of granting the plaintiff with the copies of the competition applications of “ArmNews” and “Armenia” on January 20. On the date agreed the requested information was provided, and at the court session, held on the same day, the suit was revoked.