AzTV

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This article is about the Azerbaijan television channel. For the Arizona television station known as AZ-TV, see KAZT-TV.
AzTV
Azərbaycan Televiziya logo.png
Launched 14 February 1956; 58 years ago (1956-02-14)
Owned by Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-stock Company (Government of Azerbaijan)
Country Azerbaijan
Sister channel(s) İdman Azərbaycan TV, Mədəniyyət TV
Website www.aztv.az/index.php
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue and DVB-T Within Azerbaijan
Satellite
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13D (13°E) (Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa) 11200 MHz V
SR: 27500 ksym/s
FEC: 5/6
Galaxy 19 (97°W) (North America) 11966 MHz H
SR: 22000 ksym/s
FEC: 5/6
Cable
Various Within Azerbaijan
Streaming media
AzTV.az Watch live

AzTV or Azerbaijan Television (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Televiziyası) is a state-controlled national television channel in Azerbaijan. It is the oldest television channel in the country, having first broadcast from Baku on 14 February 1956 in what was then the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.[1]

The channel has been owned since 2005 by the Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-stock Company (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Televiziya və Radio Verilişləri Qapalı Səhmdar Cəmiyyəti),[2] of which the national government is the only shareholder.[3] This company also owns the channels İdman Azərbaycan TV (Sport Azerbaijan TV) and Mədəniyyət TV (Culture TV).

In 2007, an application by AzTV to join the European Broadcasting Union was rejected after the channel was found to be too closely associated with the ruling government.[4]

Programming on AzTV primarily consists of news, talk shows, documentaries, music shows, and feature films.

Broadcast area[edit]

As of March 2014, 99.96% of the population of Azerbaijan is able to receive AzTV via terrestrial, cable, or satellite broadcasting, giving it the largest coverage area of any Azerbaijani television channel.[5]

In addition to broadcasting domestically, AzTV broadcasts internationally on the internet and via free-to-air satellite to Europe, North America, and portions of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of communication in Azerbaijan". Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Television Channels in Azerbaijan". Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Huseynov, Emil (2012). "Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan: The Internet as the last island of freedom" (PDF). Pluralism and Internet Governance. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). p. 90. ISBN 978-92-9234-642-3. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Eurovision Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan at the contest". Eurovisionaz.com. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Teleradio PU - Statistics". The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "AzTV - LyngSat". LyngSat. Lyngemark Satellite. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

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