Friday, January 23, 2009

Tajikistan threatened to turn off the only country in the Russian TV channel.

In Tajikistan can be stopped broadcasting programs of Russian TV channel RTR-Planeta ". With this statement, as reported IA "Central Asian News", was made chairman of the State Committee on Broadcasting Asadullo Rakhmonov.
According to Rakhmonov, the Tajik side VGTRK owed 4.8 million rubles for technical services. In addition, the Head of the Committee drew attention to the fact that the country has increased electricity tariffs, but the service "RTR-Planeta", he said, has maintained the old rates.
"If the debt is not settled soon, the RTR will be given to the frequency of one of the local channels," - it cites Interfax.
According to the agency, "RTR-Planeta" is currently the only Russian television channel, which broadcast the program in the meter range on the territory of Tajikistan. Broadcast of Russian channel ORT "in the country was suspended in 1997.

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