Television and Radio Council Chairman: Azerbaijan can produce cartoons by joining efforts
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 6 / Trend, M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani National Council for Radio and Television (NTRC) Chairman Nushirevan Maharramli publicized his proposals to address problems existing in connection with children's TV programs and cartoons.
"Children's programs are our blot. At present, Azerbaijan has problems in preparing TV programs, and in the production of cartoons," Maharramli said.
Quality of children's TV programs is low, Maharramli said and added that the Azerbaijani children are being brought up in foreign cartoons.
Azerbaijani TV channels complain about absence of local cartoons, but they themselves need to do some work, Maharramli said. "If each TV channel existing in Azerbaijan makes at least one cartoon per year, it can be a great help in resolving this problem," Maharramli told Trend.
Azerbaijani Tourism and Culture Ministry should also do its work in this sphere, he said.
"Filmmaking requires a lot of funds, but it is possible to make a carton for 50,000-60,000 manat based on the Azerbaijani literature, history, as well as geography," Maharramli said.
He also made an initiative on a one-time allocation of two or three million manat to make about 50 cartoons in Azerbaijan.
Maharramli, who considers it as a problem to open an independent children's channel in Azerbaijan, as in many other countries, said that the airtime of TV channel existing in the country specializing in broadcasting in any particular sphere, is filled with difficulty. "I believe that there are too many television channels in Azerbaijan and they, allocating enough airtime, should assume solution of this problem," Maharramli said.
There are 8 republic-wide, 14 regional, 13 cable TV channels in Azerbaijan.
April 6 is the World Cartoons Day.