The National Television and Radio Council (NTRC) has expressed its attitude to the information published in the mass media during the recent days and related to the submission for sale of the radio frequency allegedly owned by Chingiz Mustafayev, ONA reports.
The information disseminated by the NTRC says that false data are published regarding this issue.
It was stated that the radio frequencies in Azerbaijan Republic were owned by state, were not under anybody’s ownership, had never been and could not ever be proposed for sale. Based on clause 11.1.4 of the Law of Azerbaijan Republic “On television and radio broadcasting”, the state only lends for using the broadcasting frequencies. And according to clause 11.5.2 of that Law, the relevant state authority engaged in television and radio broadcasting (National Television and Radio Council of Azerbaijan Republic) supervises efficient use of frequency resources.
According to the result of the contest announced by the Council, the broadcaster having won the contest is awarded with a license to conduct broadcasting in any radio frequency, and that broadcaster in its turn signs agreement with relevant state authorities (Radio Frequencies Department and “Radio and Television Broadcasting and Satellite Communication” Production Unit) in order to use that frequency and and uses the frequency according to conditions of the license.
The above-mentioned 102.0 MHz broadcasting radio frequency was used by “ANS ÇM” radio station during 1994–2016. After termination of license of “ANS-ÇM” radio station on July 18, 2016, that frequency resource has remained vacant.