Biełsat TV

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Belsat TV
Белсат ТВ
Launched 10 December 2007
Owned by Telewizja Polska
Picture format 4:3/16:9 576i (SDTV)
Slogan Belsat - your right to choose (Белсат – тваё права выбару)
Country Poland
Language Belarusian
Broadcast area Belarus, Europe
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Website www.belsat.eu
Availability
Satellite
Astra 4A 12379,60 H (FTA)
Eutelsat 33A 12633 V (FTA)
Cable
Vectra Channel 817

Belsat TV (Belarusian: Белсат, Biełsat, English: Belsat) is a state-run satellite television channel aimed at Belarus. It is intended to provide an alternative to the censorship of Belarusian state-run television. Its slogan is "Belsat - your right to choose". The channel broadcasts in Belarusian and Russian, and is intended to provide entertainment and news of a standard comparable to the major TV channels of Central Europe.

Based primarily in Poland, where there is a significant Belarusian minority, Belsat is run under the aegis of Polish state-run television company Telewizja Polska (TVP). It started broadcasting on 10 December 2007. The channel is run by about 70 journalists located in Poland, Belarus, and Lithuania. The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has called Belsat a "stupid, uncongenial project".[1]

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