OSCE summit TV channel goes on air

November 26. Central Asia Newswire

OSCE summit TV channel goes on airA new television station dedicated to covering the preparations and news of the Astana summit of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) hit the airwaves Wednesday.

“Summit TV” satellite channel is currently broadcasting all day in the English language for foreign dignitaries visiting Kazakhstan for the event on December 1-2 and for viewers abroad, the Trend news agency reported on Wednesday.

There will be regular 30-minute special news bulletins throughout the summit, along with analyses. The TV channel will also broadcast an “Interview of the Day” show.

“Apart from the intense newscasting sessions, the channel viewers will appreciate many other interesting and educational programs,” the Caspionet channel reported in a press release. “Concerts of both classical and pop music will be broadcast every evening. About 60 documentaries and 5 feature films about Kazakhstan are planned to be shown over these 9 days.”

In addition, a series of image reels about Kazakhstan has been prepared especially for the news channel, which incude bright graphics, a stylish logo and other designs, Caspionet said.

The channel will be available to around 100 million viewers in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.

Online viewers can access the channel at www.caspionet.kz.

Kazakhstan’s Communications Ministry said it also plans to distribute an English-language newspaper, titled “Astana Times”, during the two-day meeting of world leaders.

Delegations from 65 countries and more than 40 heads of state are expected to attend the first OSCE summit in 11 years, the Foreign Ministry said.