According to ComNews, they will be purchased from the company Promsvyaz, with the initial contract being for $13.5 million.
It adds that Promsvyaz is one of the last companies to be still producing boxes with the STMicroelectronics 7105 chip.
The TV Interactive service has been the driver of Rostelecom’s business for the last few years.
As of the end of 2016 it had 4.2 million subscribers, or 24% more than a year earlier.
Currently, it accounts for almost 70% of Russia’s IPTV market.