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  • Euronews Won’t Broadcast In Belarus, Russian Pobeda Channel Will Replace It

    Euronews TV channel will stop broadcasting in Belarus, according to the website of the Ministry of Information. It will be replaced with a Russian channel Pobeda.

    “On April 12, 2021, the Min­istry of Infor­ma­tion exclud­ed the for­eign TV pro­gram Euronews from the list of for­eign media out­lets that received per­mis­sion to dis­trib­ute infor­ma­tion in the Repub­lic of Belarus. The pre­vi­ous­ly issued per­mis­sion for dis­tri­b­u­tion on the ter­ri­to­ry of the Repub­lic of Belarus has expired,” the state­ment says.

    RIA Novosti received a com­ment from a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Min­istry of Infor­ma­tion. Accord­ing to her, MART (Min­istry of Anti­mo­nop­oly Reg­u­la­tion and Trade) revealed vio­la­tions of the leg­is­la­tion of Belarus on adver­tis­ing at the TV chan­nel.

    “In our law on adver­tis­ing, all adver­tise­ments that are broad­cast must be in Russ­ian or Belaru­sian. They do not trans­late their ads, they are in Eng­lish, this is a vio­la­tion of the leg­is­la­tion of the Repub­lic of Belarus,” the agency’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive explained.

    She also added that in Belarus a broad­cast per­mit is issued for three years, after which it must be obtained again. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the TV chan­nel sub­mit­ted doc­u­ments to the Min­istry of Infor­ma­tion to obtain a new per­mit “just a cou­ple of days before the end of the action.” It has not yet been giv­en due to the revealed vio­la­tions.

    “Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the chan­nel were told that they need to be cor­rect­ed, after which anoth­er meet­ing of the com­mis­sion will take place, and then, if every­thing goes well, we will give them per­mis­sion again,” the Min­istry of Infor­ma­tion added.

    At the time of pub­li­ca­tion of the arti­cle, Euronews is still avail­able from some oper­a­tors. The chan­nel is still broad­cast on the Cos­mos Tele­com net­work, as well as in Voka from A1. The first to announce the ter­mi­na­tion of its broad­cast­ing was the users of the inter­ac­tive tele­vi­sion Zala from Bel­t­ele­com.

    Euronews is a Euro­pean dai­ly round-the-clock news chan­nel that com­bines video chron­i­cles of world events and audio com­men­tary in thir­teen lan­guages. Found­ed on Jan­u­ary 1, 1993. Euronews’ cable, satel­lite and ter­res­tri­al broad­casts in 2009 cov­ered more than 294 mil­lion house­holds in 150 coun­tries (Europe, Africa, Asia, Aus­tralia, the Amer­i­c­as, and the Mid­dle East).

    At the same time, a Russ­ian chan­nel Pobe­da will start broad­cast­ing in Belarus, the web­site of the Min­istry of Infor­ma­tion reports. This is a Russ­ian-made TV pro­gram about the Great Patri­ot­ic War. It was launched for the 75th anniver­sary of the Vic­to­ry by the First Chan­nel group. The chan­nel shows the clas­sics of the Sovi­et mil­i­tary cin­e­ma, Russ­ian films and TV series, doc­u­men­taries about the war.

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