Alexander Martynenko became the Director of the international satellite channel.
The end of 2016 was characterized for the BTRC by the large-scale personnel changes. The changes affected the TV channel «Belarus 24» too. Alexander Martynenko became a new Director of the international satellite channel of the Republic of Belarus. Elena Ladutko, who previously led the TV channel «Belarus 24», became the head of the channel «Belarus 1».
Alexander Martynenko is not a newcomer in the sphere of television. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Baku State University. He came to Beltelearadiocompany (BTRC) as a student and worked in radio and television for more than 20 years. His career began from the editor and the news presenter and eventually he became the head of the Television News Agency. He was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of BTRC in 2003. In 2009 he was awarded the «Televershina» prize as the best presenter of the socio-political program («Otvetniy Hod» talk show). In 2010 the European Broadcasting Union appointed Alexandr Martynenko as the executive producer of the international children's song contest «Eurovision-2010», which took place in Minsk. Then he successfully tested himself out of the television sphere. In 2016 Alexander Martynenko was appointed to the post of the chief director of the international satellite channel «Belarus 24» and returned to Belteleradiocompany.
Evgeniy Baranov became the Deputy Director. He supervised the direction of marketing, as well as internal and external promotion on the international satellite channel since 2013. In 2012 he became the finalist of the «Televershina» prize, and in 2013 - the winner in the «Best TV Design» nomination, in 2016 - the laureate of the special prize of the President «For Spiritual Revival» for the creation of image video clips «We did this together», which are on the air of the TV channel «Belarus 24».
Media Holding has ambitious plans for 2017. The BTRC is sure that new faces and new projects will help to fully realize great plans of the company, to expand the television audience and to strengthen the channel's position in the media market.
«It is a great honor for me to bring Belarus closer to our foreign audience together with the TV channel team!»