The Russian DTH platform Orion Express has introduced a new service named Telekarta HD.
Satkurier and Tele-Sat.info report that it consists of 45 Russian and foreign channels, some of which are in HD, in ‘Start’ and ‘Standard’ packages.
The former costs R600 (€15.2) a year, or R2 a day, to receive and latter R880 a year or R3 a day.
Telekarta HD can be received throughout the whole of Russia and gives free access to the Kontinent TV platform, consisting of 100 channels of which 10 are in HD.
Orion Express, which operates Kontinent TV, Orient Express, Telekarta and now also Telekarta HD, was launched five years ago and had 750,000 subscribers as of the end of the second quarter.