The Russian DTH platform Platforma HD is to significantly expand its programme offer.
According to the platform, it will introduce a 20-channel SD package known as Platform DV, with 12 of the channels being federal Russian services, on February 1.
Like Platforma HD, it will be distributed by Eutelsat’s Eurobird 9, which has strong coverage of European Russia, and employ DVB-2 and MPEG-4.
It will cost R900 (€21.4) a year to receive and supplement Platforma HD, which offers five HD channels and costs R3,600.
Subscribers who sign up for both packages will be required to pay R4,200 a year.