() was a private Russian
television network which was shut down by the Press Ministry of Russia
on June 22, 2003. Translation of Where The End Began For TVS. Kommersant, June 23, 2003, p. 4. Media-Sotsium was a nonprofit partnership, founded by Arkady Volsky
, president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
, and Yevgeny Primakov
, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
On January 11, 2002, a separate Russian television channel, TV-6
lost a court battle over bankruptcy and was placed into liquidation by a unanimous decision of thirteen judges of the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court
At midnight on January 22, 2002 the Press Ministry pulled TV-6
off the air. The frequency was temporarily filled with programming from the NTV Plus Sports
satellite channel. The auction for TV-6's
old frequency took place on March 27, 2002. The Media-Sotsium partnership won the frequency auction, becoming the licensee and broadcaster, with the employees of the former channel TV-6
forming much of the production staff.
On June 1, 2002 TVS began broadcasting. On July 22, 2002 the Moscow Arbitration Court ruled that MNVK
was taken off the air unlawfully.
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