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Azerbaijan News Service
Type Broadcast
Country Azerbaijan
Slogan Döyüş alnınıza yazılıb
Dəqiq, qərəzsiz, vicdanlı
Owner ANS Group of Companies
Launch date
26 November 1991
Dissolved 18 July 2016
Official website

ANS TV (also known as ANS Independent Broadcasting Media Company) was a news television channel in Azerbaijan, which was owned by ANS Group of Companies from its foundation on 26 November 1991 until its closure on 18 July 2016. Its name, ANS, stands for Azerbaijani News Service.

ANS was the first privately owned independent television company in the former Soviet Union.[1]

In the early years of ANS' establishment, there were many local wars on the territory of the former Soviet Union. ANS TV got popularized by reporting news from the frontlines - Chechnya, Georgia, Ossetia, Karabakh, Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Ingushetia and frequently selling footage to BBC, CNN, NBC, ZDF, ARD, VOX, RAI, TF, Rossiya 1, CBS, TBS.[2]

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  1. ^ "Azerbaijan Development Bulletin,". UNDP. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  2. ^ ANS Group of Companies