Cosmos TV Belarus

Cosmos Telecom launches 4K in Belarus

Russian service provider Akado’s Belarus subsidiary Cosmos Telecom has launched its first 4K UHD TV channel. The Ultra 4K Extreme channel’s launch on the Minsk digital cable network marks the 25th anniversary of Cosmos TV’s launch in Belarus. The extreme sports and entertainment channel is available in English and features sports including kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, […]

Cosmos TV Belarus expands offering

Belarus pay TV operator Cosmos TV Belarus has expanded the line-up offered on its MMDS service as part of its upgrade to DVB-T2 and MPEG-4-based digital-terrestrial broadcasting. The operator has increased the number of channels on the platform from nine to 30, adding channels including Ocean TV, Discovery Science, Discovery World, Moya Planeta, Sovershenno Sekretno, […]

Cosmos TV Belarus adds four

Belarusian pay TV provider Cosmos TV has added four new channels to its Regional package. The operator is adding factual channels Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, Discovery-owned lifestyle channel TLC and domestic teleshopping channel Doma TV to its line-up. At the same time, the pay TV provider is dropping four channels – movie channels Dom […]

Belarus adjusts to changes on foreign channel licensing rules

Belarusian service providers are scrambling to readjust their programming line-ups following the introduction of new government regulations that annulled existing licences granted to foreign channel providers. According to a presidential decree signed on October 7, confirmed by the country’s Council of Ministers in December, all licences granted to international channel providers before January 1 2014 […]

Belarus operators launch DVB-T2 services

Belarus service providers Beltelecom and Cosmos TV Belarus are preparing for the rollout of DVB-T2-based digital-terrestrial broadcasting. Beltelecom has launched a new Standart TV package as part of its Zala TV offering, broadcast in DVB-T2. The service will be available in the Minsk, Vitebsk and Mogilev regions and will comprise 18 channels, including eight national […]

Cosmos TV Belarus hires former KGB chief Zaitsev as CEO

Belarusian pay TV provider Cosmos TV Belarus has named Vadim Zaitsev as its new CEO and has announced a new supervisory structure based on a supervisory board and directorate, with the stated aim of improving corporate governance.  Zaitsev’s previous career was in the state security services. After serving as the deputy chief of the Belarusian […]