Azerbaijan & Russia Agree to Mutual Broadcasting of TV Channels
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr A. Badalova / Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on the mutual broadcasting of Azerbaijani and Russian TV channels, the Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Vasili Istratov, reported on 23 July on the results of a meeting between experts of the two countries.
He noted that the sides had discussed the wording of the agreement and had voiced their political will to prolong mutual broadcasting. The ambassador did not name the TV channels that will be mutually broadcasted.
Azerbaijan made a decision to suspend the broadcasting of foreign TV channels via local frequencies from 10 July. The broadcasting of the Russian channel ORT and the Turkish channel STV have already been stopped. The broadcasting of RTR-planet has not been suspended yet due to ongoing talks on the broadcast of Azerbaijani state TV channel (AzTV) in several Russian regions.