I still do not understand what exactly went on at ATV over the past few weeks. But today there was news from Petra, about a go-ahead for ATV from the Audio Visual Commission. I am quoting the Petra story in full below.
Meanwhile, the ATV channel on satellite, which started with promos two months ago, then switched to showing the ATV logo a couple of weeks ago, now is showing a “Video Lock Error” page. I’ll keep an eye on that.
In the meantime, you can watch ATV shows on ikbis. Some new shows were added last week actually.
Audio-Visual Commission Permits ATV to Start Satellite Transmission
Amman, Oct. 2 (Petra)—The Audio-Visual Commission (AVC) allowed Jordan’s first privately owned terrestrial and satellite TV station, ATV to start satellite transmission as of Today, Director of AVC Hussein Bani Hani said.
Director General of the Jordanian United TV Broadcasting Company, Zeid Rashdan sent a letter yesterday to the AVC requesting its permission to start satellite transmission, adding that the company was still not yet ready for this process due to financial reasons.
Rashdan said in his letter that he would inform the commission later on the new date of broadcasting, noting terrestrial broadcasting will start once the new company rectifies its financial status.
“The company, which bought the shares of the ATV’s previous owner Mohammad Elayyan will also settle all outstanding issues with the Jordanian Radio and Television Corporation and the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission,” he added.
Ownership of the ATV was transferred to a Jordanian company called “Al Ajayeb for Investments”.
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