The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus has officially announced that it will become available on IPTV this year.
At present the service – the longest established in the CEE region, having made its debut in 1996 – offers viewers over 130 channels, some of which are in HD.
NTV-Plus is looking for partners and has listed a number of conditions that they will have to fulfil.
These include providing packages and tariffs for IPTV subscribers similar to those currently offered to cable and DTH customers; high levels of content protection through the usage of modern conditional access systems; and the ability to offer subscribers (in addition to NTV-Plus) further TV channels and interactive services.
To participate in the IPTV project, broadband operators will have to sign an agreement with NTV-Plus containing the terms and conditions, as well as the costs, of their cooperation.