Belarusian satellite TV channel to expand broadcasts to Russian regions 13:44, 28/12/2005
The Belarus-TV satellite channel has been granted a one-year licence for broadcasting to Russian regions, the Belarusian news agency Belapan reported on 26 December, quoting the chief of the channel`s marketing department, Natallya Tsyatsko.
In particular, the licence provides for the launch of Belarus-TV broadcasts in the following cities in Russia`s Central Federal District: Moscow, Kaluga, Tula, Voronezh, Smolensk, Ivanovo, Tver, and others, the news agency said. The Belarus-TV satellite channel also plans to apply for a licence for launching broadcasts in Russia`s Northwest Federal District, Belapan added.
It is the first time that a foreign TV channel has been granted a licence in Russia without opening a representative office there, Belapan quoted Tsyatsko as saying.