|Launched||14 February 1956|
|Owned by||Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-stock Company (Government of Azerbaijan)|
|Sister channel(s)||İdman Azərbaycan TV, Mədəniyyət TV|
|Analogue and DVB-T||Within Azerbaijan|
|Eutelsat Hot Bird 13D (13°E) (Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa)||11200 MHz V
SR: 27500 ksym/s
|Galaxy 19 (97°W) (North America)||11966 MHz H
SR: 22000 ksym/s
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.
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), of which the national government is the only shareholder. This company also owns the channels İdman Azərbaycan TV (Sport Azerbaijan TV) and Mədəniyyət TV (Culture TV).
Programming on AzTV primarily consists of news, talk shows, documentaries, music shows, and feature films.
As of March 2014[update], 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.
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.
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