Author: Mikhail Doroshevich
The Belarus National State Teleradiocompany has launched terrestrial digital broadcasting for Minsk and Minsk region.
The pilot project for four TV channels and one radio channel was launched on the 28th of December, 2004. According to the deputy minister of communications Valdimir Teslyuk the budget of the pilot project totals $420 thousand. At the second stage digital terrestrial broadcasting will be launched for 5 regional centers. At the third stage digital terrestrial broadcasting will be provided for 10 district centres (budget - $4 mln.). The total budget of the project amounts $6,5 mln.
According to the governmental Digital broadcasting development strategy, Belarusian state companies Horizont and Vityaz will start digital TV receivers and DVB-T applications production this year.
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