Azerbaijani TV channel launched on 26 November 1991. ANS TV was Azerbaijan's first independent television station. Also, ANS was one of the first independent television channels in the post-soviet countries. ANS TV was the political news channel. That is why ANS TV was closed 7 times. I don't know of any other channel that was shut down so many times. The last closure of the TV channel, on 18 July 2016, was apparently permanent. Other independent news channels of post-soviet countries are: NTV (Russia), Rustavi 2 (Georgia).

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