The Belarusian incumbent Beltelecom has added 10 new channels to its ZALA basic TV packages Premera and Prost TV, bringing the total to 50.

The channels are being offered in a test mode in order to ascertain which prove to be the most popular with viewers.

Although they may not all be included in the final line-up, Beltelecom says that the eventual number in the package will not be lower than 50.

The 10 channels include Peretz, which is operated by Russia’s CTC Media; 2×2, a 24-hour channel offering the best animation from around the world; and the business channel BBK.

Beltelecom also says it will increase the cost of receiving its basic TV packages on October 3.