The government instructed to transfer the frequency of military-patriotic channel Star public television

The government instructed to transfer the frequency of military-patriotic channel "Star" Public TelevisionGovernment instructed to cancel the frequency of military-patriotic TV "Star". Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov sent Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov to a letter in which it is reported that the usable frequencies transferred to the public television (OTP).

According to the newspaper "Izvestia", the transfer will go through the cancellation of licenses 7 "Stars." General Director of OTP Anatoly Lysenko said that he was aware of the government's decision, but did not comment on the situation.

To initiate revocation of licenses "Stars" must Ministry of Defence, then will make a decision at the general meeting of shareholders of the channel, and by December 1 Roscomnadzor should get labeled statement. Meanwhile, as the newspaper notes, to prepare solutions of shareholders may take up to 3 months.

In the middle of August Serdyukov made one last attempt to defend the "Star". Defense Minister appealed to the prime minister Dmitry Medvedev to quit without changes to subsidies TV administered by the Ministry of Defense. As an argument, he recalled that for the broadcast OTP 10 Russian towns transmit frequency is not required, since there started broadcasting in digital format. But to assure government he failed.

Dmitry Medvedev in the middle of April, the last time the president signed a decree on the development of the Public TV, which will work with the January 1, 2013. Channel will go down in the first package of digital channels and will be available free of charge in a digital format for all the inhabitants of.

After a few days it became clear that the OTP will be created based on the TRC "Star. "Among the advantages of developers called the idea that this channel available for a large part of territory of Russia, as the fact that there is no issues with the ransom "Stars" from personal investors, as it belongs to the Ministry of Defense.

In the middle of July, Vladimir Putin signed a decree approved by the Board and announced publicly televised CEO of OTP President of International Academy of Television and Radio, the former head of RTR Anatoly Lysenko.

TV Channel "Star"Available in 1630 villages Fri 79 regions Russian Federation. Possible channel audience of more than 64 million people.

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