MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS


Belarussian State Committee on TV & Radio Broadcasting

Founded in 1951
Address: Makayonka St.9, Minsk BELARUS
Tel: 375 172 63 22 30,
Fax: 375 172 64 81 82,
e-mail: asoi@belt.belpak.minsk.by
Founders: State
Ownership: State Former
Chairman: Alexander STOLAROV (retired in 1983-1984)
From 1994 transformed into:
National State TV & Radio Company of the Republic of BELARUS
Present Chairman: Gregori KISEL

Channel one
Broadcasting hours 06h00-24h00/ 18 hours daily devoted to our own programing
Languages: Mostly Belarussian, sometimes Russian
Staff: More than 2 thousand in Minsk BTRC 1_340; RR&TV Center 824; affiliated companies/ local stations in 6 main regional towns of BELARUS /Vitebsk, Brest, Gomel, Mogilev, and Grodno - -720/
Political Views: Support Belarussian government policy
Financing: State budget
Activities: Information, Arts & Culture, Education, Entertainment, Sport
Coverage of Belarussian TV: Republic of BELARUS
Coverage of Belarussian Radio: Belarus and parts of Poland, Ukrain, Lithuania and Russia

We exchange TV programmes in the iine of lnterstate TV & Radio Company "MIR".

Independent TV Station, Holding connpany Channel 8

Address: Mogilevskaya,4,Minsk, BELARUS
Founded: 1992.
Founders: Crroup of individuals
Director: Mr. Chernomorets
Ownership: private
Broadcasting hours: 18h00-23h00
Language: Belarussian
Political views: neutral
Financing: Founders' money, advertising
Coverage: Minsk

Foreign media are of great importance in Belarus. The Russian TV channel OSTANKINO reaches the most households in the republic. In addition, the RTR and St. Petersburg channels cover part of the country. Polish TV is received in the west of BELARUS.
Radio-Roks-Minsk is a popular music channel which is registered in Moscow. Radio Liberty is broadcasting to BELARUS until 1999.
In the print media, Russian newspapers attract sizeable readership, although these are not as great as their Belarussian rivals. The total circulation of the print media market gives a figure of more than 10 million copies (one for each member of the population).
Besides we have a cable TV and satellite TV.

BTRC

National State TV & Radio companv of the Republic of Belarus

9, Makayonka St., Minsk Tel.: 375 17 263 43 01 Tlx: 252267, 300389
Republic of Belarus, 220807 Tel.: 375 17 263 65 25 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82

Chairman

Mr KISEL Gregori
Tel, /fax: 375 17 263 43 31
Tel.: 375 17 264 75 9S Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
E-mail: asoi@belt.belpak.minsk.by
First Depury Chairman / TV Mt DOUDKO Victor
Tel.: 375 17 263 50 15 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
Deputy Chairman / TV Mr KUPRIENKO Vladimir
Tel.: 375 17 239 62 95 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
Deputy Chairman / Radio Mr YADRENTSEV Vladimir
Tel.: 375 17 239 58 10 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
Deputy Chairman / Finance Mr VASHKEVICH Anatoly
Tel.:375 17 264 89 97 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
Legal Adviser Mr AFANASENKO Gennady
Tel: 375 17 263 20 70 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
Deputy Director of TV News Dept. Mr MARTYNOV Vladimir
Tel:: 375 17 263 77 66 Fax: 375 17 263 15 81
Chief Specialist / Intern. Relations Mr BUK Stanislav
- & EBU Coordination Tel: 375 17 263 54 48 Fax: 375 17 263 13 20
E-mail: btrc_buk@mail.ru Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
Head of Sports Dept. Mr SHPITALNIKOV Vladimir
Tel.: 375 17 263 75 63 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
EBU Sports Coordinator Mrs SOFRONOVA Zina
Tel.: 375 17 263 92 67 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82
Head of Commerce & Advertising Mr NOVITSKY Igor
Tel: 375 17 264 93 93 Fax: 375 17 263 33 33
Advertising / TV Tel: 375 17 263 06 57 Fax: 375 17 263 33 33

Radio & TV Technical Center

9, Makayonka St., Minsk,

Republic of Belarus , 220807

Director Mr CHUBAT Georgy
Tel: 375 17 264 78 09 Fax: 375 17 264 32 25
Satellite Engineer Mr ILYUCHENKO Aleksey
Tel: 375 17 269 97 90 Fax: 375 17 264 81 82

Belarusaian Radio Broadcasting

4, Krasnaya St., Minsk,

Republic of Belarus, 220807

Director General / Radio Programms

Mr. KHARITONOV Vyacheslav
Tel: 375 17 239 58 73 Fax: 375 17 236 66 43
Secretaiy: Tel.: 375 17 239 S8 10
Chief Secretary Mrs BORISEVICH Svetlana
Tel.: 375 17 284 44 21 Fax: 375 17 236 66 43

Head of Advertising / Radio

Mr PRIKHODKO Vladimir
Tel / Fax: 375 172 84 42 75

 

INDICIES OF BTRC's ACTIVITES
1997-1999

1997

1998

1999

Volume of broadcasting:
a) TV (hours\year) 5791 6400 6752
b) Radio (hours\year) 13141 13871 20883
volume of own programmes :
a) TV (hours\year) 2795 3364 2920
b) Radio (hours\year) 8511 8667 14987
Proportion of progrannmes content:
. TV \ Radio (hours)
. Information Programmes 1464/4650 1792/4980 1958/7353
Arts & Culture Programmes 1680/1871 1644/1902 1708/2557
. Entertainment Prograrmtnes 868/1364 952/148'7 985/2088
. Education Programmes 745/4336 876/4485 905/6890
Sports Programmes 1034/920 1136/1017 1196/1995
Annual budget (thousand USD) 27326,8 26280,4 23158,6
Investments in new equipment
(thous. USD) 1704,0 1299,3 1116,7

Dynamics of incomes from advertising

(%) to 1994 260,6 235,0 250,0

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Management of the Natiottal State TV & Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus would like to inform you that the Gross Domestic Product per capita (GDP/capita) in Belarus has been estimated as USD 1551 (one thousand fiwe hundred and fifty one) itt 1998.

INFORMATON ON BELARUSSIAN RADIO BRODCASTING:

Belarussian Radio Broadcasting is located separately with the following address: 4, Krasnaya St, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 20807 and has its own administration, personnel, facilities and, etc.

Deputy Chairman of Radio is Mr Vladimir YADRENTSEV, tel.: 375 17 239 58 10 fax: 3'75 17. 236 66 43

Head of Technical Complex is Mr Yuri SHIRINSKY, tel.: 375 17 239 58 86 fax: 375 17 236 66 43

Chief Secretary Mrs Svetlana BORISEVICH, tel.: 375 17 284 44 21/ fax: 236 66 43

Secretary: tel: 37S 17 239 58 10 / fax: 236 66 43

RADIO & TV TECHNICAL CENTER

Director: Georgy CHUBAT

9, Makayonka St., Minsk,
Republic of BELARUS, 220807
Tel: 375 172 64 78 09,
fax: 375 172 64 32 25

TV Satellite Engineer : Aleksey ILYUCHENKO Tel: 375 172 69 97 90, fax: 375 172 64 81 82
Notice: Our satellite equipment (digital) allows us only to receive satellite transmissions.

English speaking personnel:
General Department
Mrs SHEMUCHUK Lyudmila, Deputy Head /speaks English/ tel: 735 172 63 65 25 fax: 375 172 64 81 82

Internatioual Relations / EBU coordination/
Mr BUK Stanislav / speaks English tel: 375 12 63 54 48 fax: 375 172 63 13 20 fax: 375 172 64 81 82

Sports Department
Mrs SAFRONOVA Zina , Coordinator /speaks English/ tel: 375 172 63 92 67 fax:375 172 64 81 82

Commerce & Advertsing
Mr Igor NOVITSKY, Head / speaks English/ tel: 375 172 64 93 93, fax: 375 172 63 33 33

General E-mail: ASOI@BELT.BELPAK.MINSK.BY