AMMAN (JT) Ã¢â‚¬â€ ATV announced on Wednesday that it did not launch its transmission, scheduled for 5:00pm yesterday, in accordance with a decision by the Audio Visual Commission. ATVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s managing director said the commission, which had also suspended the channelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s test transmission last Tuesday, demanded documents from the station related to technical permits and frequencies, before the channel started its test transmission on NILESAT 102. ATV said it supplied the commission with all documents it requested and is under obligation not to transmit, although the channel is sure of the completion of its paperwork and the preparedness of its staff and grid in accordance with the high standards it promised viewers. ATV said it hopes to reach a speedy settlement with the commission and start transmission of programmes it has been preparing for months. [Jordan Times]
What’s up with that? ATV has been the on-again off-again satellite station that is the first private news network in Jordan. It’s been promising to begin airing for well over a year now and advertisements have been up for some time. Everyone in journalism these days seems to be working for ATV. They’ve been seen filming and filming and filming all over town; archiving and archiving and archiving.
Is it possible that in all the hustle and bustle…they forgot to submit the paperwork?!