November 22, 2010 - 19:12 AMT
Public Television of Armenia denies the country’s intention to file complaint against Azerbaijan to European Broadcasting Union

The Councillor of Public Television of Armenia Director General, the leader of Armenian delegation to Eurovision Diana Mnatsakanyan denied allegations on the fact that Armenia intends to file a complaint against Azerbaijan to European Broadcasting Union.

As she noted, Azerbaijan hasn’t purchased the rights for broadcasting of Junior Eurovision. “We’re unsure if the contest was aired on Azerbaijani television. So we will not be able to file a complaint until discovering the actual facts. To the best of my knowledge, Azerbaijan takes no interest in the contest. The allegations that the broadcast was cut off were merely posted on Azeri forums.”

According to some Armenian media reports, the issue of Azeri violations of Eurovision song contest rules will be raised at European Broadcasting Union meeting in Geneva.

The broadcast of 2010 Junior Eurovision has been interrupted in Azerbaijan as soon as the contest winner was announced.

The interruption was reasoned by the victory of Armenia's representative Vladimir Arzumanyan, who is from Karabakh, Yerkramas reported.

Azerbaijani music lovers have not managed to enjoy Arzumanyan's performance as the contest winner.

On November 20, Armenian participant of 2010 Junior Eurovision, Vladimir Arzumanyan won the contest, gaining 120 points for his song – Mama.