Digital format becomes accessible
By Andrey Asfura
Speaking at the opening of the annual exhibition entitled Promising Technologies and Systems: Informatics, Telecommunications, Security, Belarus’ Deputy Information Minister, Alexander Slobodchuk, noted that digital television is available to over 80 percent of Belarusians. This enables them to watch 30 high quality channels (rather than 5 or 6). “Being at the centre of Europe, Belarus must actively develop its satellite television, promoting its possibilities and products to Europe and Asia,” he stressed, noting that the successful broadcasting of Belarus-TV via satellite allows us to distribute information to almost every corner of the planet. Satellite broadcasting on other state and non-state channels is planned for the future.