Backup TV tower to start operating in Baku in early 2018
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Huseyn Valiyev – Trend:
A backup television tower is expected to be commissioned in Baku in early 2018, a source in the Azerbaijani Radio and Television Broadcasting and Satellite Communications Production Association told Trend Nov. 17.
According to the source, the commissioning work is under completion.
"The equipment necessary for commissioning of the television tower will be delivered to Azerbaijan soon," he said. “In general, all operations must be completed until early 2018 upon the instruction of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies. The backup TV tower will be used in case of necessity, for example during maintenance works.”
According to the source, initially, all TV channels included in the social package, as well as Public Radio will be broadcast via the backup television tower.
"The number of radio channels can increase in the future as far as the radio companies show interest in that," the source said.
The backup television tower is based in Baku’s Narimanov District and will be connected with the Baku television tower.
The main goal of the project is to ensure uninterrupted broadcasting of state-owned TV channels in case of possible problems. Additional transmitters will also be installed for this purpose.