Friday, May 12, 2006

Roj TV Now Broadcasts in Sweden

05.12.2006 Friday - ISTANBUL 15:58

By Cihan, Istanbul
Published: Friday, May 05, 2006

The Denmark-based Roj TV has now started broadcasting in Sweden by cable TV.

The UPC company, the largest cable TV operator in Sweden, has reached an agreement to allow Roj TV to broadcast. The UPC has also some Turkish channels such as Show TV, TGRT and TRT-Int in their portfolio.

Saying that they had received "keen" interest regarding subscriptions to Roj TV, the Swedish TV company officials refused to give exact information about the number of subscribers due to their privacy policy.

Turkish Ambassador to Stockholm Necip Eguz said in relation to this fresh development that he would immediately investigate the issue before making further assessments.

Swedish officials have not made any formal statements regarding the issue so far.

The broadcasting of the Roj TV channel on Danish territory has caused a strain in relations between Turkey and Denmark.