On February 9 RA Administrative Court of Appeal upheld the October 3, 2011 RA Administrative Court ruling on the suit of the founder of “A1+” TV company, “Meltex” LLC, versus National Commission on Television and Radio (NCTR). As it has been reported, on February 21, 2011 “Meltex” disputed the results of digital broadcast licensing competition No.11. The founders of “A1+” and “ArmNews” TV companies were opponents in this competition (the latter became the winner). The plaintiff demanded to restore its violated rights and nullify the NCTR decision on competition No.11 (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, September 16-22, 2011). On October 3, 2011 Administrative Court revoked the suit reasoning that the competition was held in compliance with the legislation, therefore the rights of the plaintiff were not violated. On November 2 “Meltex” appealed the ruling at the upper court jurisdiction (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, October 28 – November 3, 2011).
Head of “A1+” Mesrop Movsesian informed YPC that “Meltex” will contest the decision of Administrative Court of Appeal at the higher court jurisdiction.