January 1, 1956 Speaker Tamara Bastun first appealed to viewers in Minsk: "Good evening! Happy New Year! We start our test transmission ...".
Thus began the first year of life of the Belarusian TV. Transmission then took just over 4 million viewers and television center of Minsk was designed for single-program broadcast with an average daily volume of 6 hours and a range of 60 km ...