The Tunisian Haute Autorité Indépendante de la Communication Audiovisuelle has ordered Hannibal TV to stop broadcasting. In a statement mid-October, HAICA called for the channel to cease its programmes immediately or face legal action.
The broadcasting watchdog accuses the private channel of not taking steps to change its legal status, adding that it has waited 5 years before making this decision. Originally the operating license was due to expire on February 13th 2014.
Created on February 13th 2004 with a ten-year, renewable broadcasting license, Hannibal TV was Tunisia’s first private channel. In 2007 the channel signed a partnership agreement with France Télévisions to cooperate on advertising and production.
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