ARMENIA
Bill the Government to ban advertising on public television


The Armenian government has approved an amendment to the law on
television and radio in which the Armenian Public Television will not
broadcast advertisements.

According to the Minister of Justice Hray Tovmasyan, the measure would
allow further time for free antenna that could be used to deliver
higher emissions. He said that it is a practice accepted
internationally.

Under the bill, public television would be allowed to broadcast only
social ads and provide information on the promoters of cultural and
sports programs.

Under current law, the airtime given to advertisements shall not
exceed 7% of the airtime.

Monday, December 30, 2013,
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