TV-6 Abridges Air Time in Belarus 11:10, 21/01/2002
Beginning from March 1 the TV-6 channel will be replaced for Minsk viewers from 11.30p.m. until 5.30p.m. by the “First musical channel”, which had been set up a few weeks ago and is now broadcast on TV-6 waves from midnight till three in the morning. The “First musical channel” is the product of the “Dobrovideniye Ltd.”, which simultaneously televises TV-6 programs in Belarus. The company’s director Valery Kravchuk told the Charter’97 press-center that the daily 17H broadcasting of the musical channel won’t bring about any losses to TV-6, whose air time during the afternoon hours doesn’t cover its own expenses anyway. So, now the Belarusian viewers will watch for 17 hours in a row Russian and foreign pop music instead of the popular TV-6 programs. One could also recommend to the creators of the “First musical channel” to better think about their violation of copyright, for they illegally televise video clips, taken from foreign media.