Baku. Farid Mirzayev – APA. Analogue broadcasting switch off in Azerbaijan will end by the end of 2016 or in 2017, the chairman of the country’s National Television and Radio Council (NTRC), Nushiravan Maharramli, told APA on Nov. 14.
He noted that the delay on the cease of analogue broadcasting in the country is due to decoders.
“Ceasing analogue broadcasting in all districts at the same time may cause the lack of decoders, so we can fix various dates. We don’t want the rise in the price of decoders. It happened a while ago, and citizens couldn’t get them. This issue was greed with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies. I think no serious problem will occur,” Maharramli added.
On November 1, 2016, Azerbaijan’s National Television Radio Council (NTRC) began to apply digital broadcasting in the country’s Baku city and the Absheron Peninsula. In accordance with the Action Plan on the implementation of the State Program, NTRC decided to cease analogue terrestrial broadcasting in Baku and the Absheron Peninsula by November 1, 2016 and in the country’s districts starting by December 1, 2016.