The channel has been owned since 2005 by the Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-stock Company (Azerbaijani: Az?rbaycan Televiziya v? Radio Verili?l?ri Qapal? S?hmdar C?miyy?ti), of which the national government is the only shareholder. This company also owns the channels ?dman Az?rbaycan TV (Sport Azerbaijan TV) and M?d?niyy?t TV (Culture TV).
In 2007, an application by AzTV to join the European Broadcasting Union was rejected after the channel was found to be too closely associated with the ruling government.
Programming on AzTV primarily consists of news, talk shows, documentaries, music shows, and feature films.