Azerbaijan


Two new channels for Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan is to launch two new regional television channels as the country looks to expand its broadcasting operations. The National Broadcasting Council has approved two new channels in Shirvan and the Baku region. National Broadcasting Council chairman Nushiravan Maharramli said that the country would continue to endeavour to develop regional channels, despite economic difficulties including […]

KATV1 to launch 3D TV in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan cable operator KATV1 has begun trialing 3D TV services ahead of a planned launch in 2012, according to local reports. Company spokesman Husein Husein-Zade said that the 3D service, which is currently in beta-testing, would be offered as part of one of the operator’s existing packages.

Azerbaijan to expand DTT to 60 channels

Authorities in Azerbaijan are eyeing the launch of up to 60 channels on its digital terrestrial service. The service, which launched recently with 10 free-to-air channels, is expected to add a pay component in January 2012, when the country implements digital switchover. Digital penetration currently reaches 85% of the country including the regions of Baku, […]

Azerbaijan to launch digital-terrestrial TV

Digital terrestrial television is launching in Azerbaijan after the country’s government approved a new law. The communication and information technology ministry has approved the plan that will see up to 12 channels launch. The service will also see the suspension of analogue transmitters from January 1 2012.