RTR-Planeta broadcasting expected to resume in Tajikistan soon
The administration of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company (VGTRK), which owns the RTR-Planeta Channel, has agreed with a 50 percent increase in the rate of fee paid to Tajikistan's open joint-stock company (OJSC) Teleradiocom for technical services, the Teleradiocom director general Suhrob Aliyev said in an interview with Asia-Plus.
According to him, they yesterday received a letter from the VGTRK administration, in which they say that thy have considered Teleradiocom's request for increasing the technical service fees by 50 percent and are ready to sign a broadcasting contract for 2009. "Today, we are sending a letter to them, asking to send the singe contract as soon as possible in order to resume broadcasting," Aliyev said.
As it had been reported earlier, Teleradiocom terminated RTR-Planeta broadcasting in the country on March 2 because of lack of the broadcasting contract for this year.
RTR-Planeta is an integral part of RTR's commitment to global broadcasting and provides Russian-speaking audiences around the globe with a solid ethnic connection. RTR-Planeta is an international 24-hour general channel available throughout the world via cable and satellite. In fact, RTR Planeta is the only provider of Russian-language programming to the Asia-Pacific region covered by the AsiaSat2 Satellite.