Friday, July 25, 2014


Georgia

Georgian Russian Language Station's Broadcasts Suspended

The suspension of PIK's broadcasting license comes shortly after it transmitted silent newscasts in protest at alleged unpaid salaries by a public broadcaster. The suspension of PIK's broadcasting license comes shortly after it transmitted silent newscasts in protest at alleged unpaid salaries by a public broadcaster.
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The suspension of PIK's broadcasting license comes shortly after it transmitted silent newscasts in protest at alleged unpaid salaries by a public broadcaster.
The suspension of PIK's broadcasting license comes shortly after it transmitted silent newscasts in protest at alleged unpaid salaries by a public broadcaster.
By RFE/RL's Georgian Service
The only Russian-language TV channel in Georgia says it has been forced to suspend broadcasts due to a quarrel with its funder, the country's public broadcasting system.

The  PIK TV channel's head of information services, Ekaterine Kotrikadze, says the public broadcasting system revoked their bilateral contract, under which PIK is allowed to use the system's satellite transmission facilities.

Georgia's public broadcaster has accused PIK of illegally using a satellite transmitter it had no right to use.

The halt to PIK's broadcasts comes after PIK broadcast silent newscasts in protest over what the station's employees say is the public broadcaster's delays in paying salaries.

The TV channel was  launched in  January  2010  to  broadcast  mainly  to  Russia's  North Caucasus republics.

With reporting by Interpress News

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