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Belarus extends digital TV reach

Digital-terrestrial TV broadcasting in Belarus now covers 92.25% of the country’s population, according to the country’s ministry of communications and information.

The move follows the initiation of broadcasts in the Vitebsk, Gomel and Brest regions. Belarusians can currently receive one multiplex with seven TV channels and one radio service, broadcast in DVB-T and MPEG-4.

Separately, Russia’s Leningrad region is to begin digital-terrestrial broadcasts in the DVB-T2 format on July 24.
The region’s first multiplex’s test broadcasts will switch to DVB-T2. The move follows the city of St Petersburg’s switch to the format earlier this year.

Tags: Belarus, DTT, Russia