The Belarusian state television and radio broadcasting company – Belteleradiocompany (BTRC) is the largest media company in Belarus and one of the biggest state media holdings in Eastern Europe. Belarusian radio started broadcasting in November 1925, while the first TV program was presented to the audience on January 1, 1956.
Headquartered in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, BTRC runs 5 radio channels:
Radio 1 – The main national Belarusian radio channel, Kultura Channel, Stalitsa Radio Station, Belarus Foreign Radio and Radius-FM. Its 6 TV channels are: Belarus 1, 2, 3, 4, NTV Belarus, Belarus 24.
Belteleradiocompany gives particular importance to the development of international cooperation and is partnered with broadcasting companies all over the world. The company has concluded a total of 63 cooperation agreements with foreign broadcasters. Since 1993 Belteleradiocompany has been an
active member of the European Broadcasting Union.