Quality jump for Tricolor TV

The leading Russian DTH platform Tricolor TV has introduced a DV multiplex.

According to the company, it follows on from the success of its HD multiplex, which already has over 500,000 subscribers, and offers viewers eight must-carry Russian channels and 10 selected by popular demand in much better quality than SD services.

The DV multiplex employs bit rates of up to 8 Mbps, which is significantly higher than the previous maximum of 3 Mbps used by operators for MPEG-4 services in Russia.

Separately, Tricolor TV has announced the successful prosecution of two individuals who were pirating its services.