On January 18 at the session of the National Commission on Television and Radio
a decision was made to impose a fine of 200,000 (over $ 400) on “Hayrenik TV”.
The grounds for the penalty were the rebroadcasting of the programs of French
“Mezzo” TV channel by “Hayrenik TV” on December 23, 26, 27, 2004 and January
3-8, 2005. According to NCTR, by this TV company violated the provisions of
part 2 of Article 10 of the RA Law “On Television and Radio”, stipulating the
rebroadcasting of programs of foreign companies only on a contractual basis
and only with a prior written notification of the National Commission about
this. Besides, “Hayrenik TV” made an unauthorized broadcast of a number of films.
At the same session on January 18 the NCTR resolved to change certain frequencies
previously allocated to the Public Radio of Armenia. The PRA programs at the
Sevan Pass will be aired on the frequency of 102.3 MHz (instead of the previously
allocated 102.1), in Vedi – on 102.5 MHz (instead of 102.1), in Berd – on 103.0
MHz (instead of 100.5). The frequency change is pre-conditioned by the electromagnetic