Belarus will shortly see the launch of a music channel in 4K.

According to Obob and Satkurier, Pierwyj Muzykalnyj (First Music Channel) is currently undertaking test transmissions in the standard on its site via the Yamal-402 satellite at 54.9 degrees East.

However, they add that the transmissions are actually via the nearby Express AM-6 satellite, located at 53 degrees East.

Aside from a 4K channel, Pierwyj Muzykalnyj says it also plans to launch a new channel named RUm, both in SD and HD.

Once up and running, Pierwyj Muzykalnyj 4K will not be distributed via satellite on cost grounds.