Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend E.Huseynly / The Chairman of Azerbaijan National TV and Radio Council, Nushiravan Maherremly, stated on the 13th of June that an agreement had been reached between Azerbaijan and Russia on the mutual transmission of TV channels of the two countries. During the meeting of the working group on the 8th of June in Moscow, Russia accepted the proposal from Azerbaijan on joint transmission. According to the reached agreement, the telecasts of the Russian RTR channel will be transmitted in Azerbaijan and the telecasts of the Azerbaijani AzTV in Russia. The transmissions will be broadcasted in the densely populated areas of Azerbaijanis living abroad, which entails; Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Dagestan. "If Russia proposes the transmission of ORT, then Azerbaijan will propose the transmission of Public Television," Maharramly stated. An agreement for the maximum of three years will be signed at the meeting of the working group, which will take place by the 10th of July in Baku.
According to the decision made earlier by Azerbaijan National TV and Radio Council, the transmission of the Russian and Turkish TV channels (STV) will be ceased by the 10th of July. The decision was referred to Turkish TRT, since Azerbaijan State TV channels are transmitted in Turkey.
Maharramly said that the same agreement will also be signed with Turkey. The transmission of Turkish STV in Azerbaijan will be exchanged for the transmission of Azerbaijan's Public Television in Turkey.