July 18th, 2008
The winner of the tender held the National TV and Radio Council for the opening of a nationwide sports channel was announced today (18 July).


NTRC Assistant Chairman Togrul Mammadov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that AZTV was announced the winner of the tender.  According to Mammadov, AZTV was declared the winner on the basis of the terms of article 15.5 of the “Law on TV and Radio Broadcasting”. AZTV distinguished itself from its rivals through its material and technical base, high professionalism and experience in the area of sports.

Recall that three bidders – "Azerbaijan TV and Radio Broadcasting" Closed Shareholder Society (AzTV sport), "Lider" TV ("Olimp" TV) and "Rebranding" MMC (Sport Kanal Klub- SKC) presented documents to participate in the tender for the creation of a new sports channel. 

*Article 15.5 of “Law on TV and Radio Broadcasting”: 15.5 considers the following during a competition for special agreement (license):
15.5.1. Conformity of bidder’s indications to terms of competition;
15.5.2. Creativity and technical opportunities of bidder to implement TV and Radio broadcasting;
15.5.3. Results of open hearings and other competition procedures;