Digital terrestrial TV services will be available to 43 million Russians, or almost one in three of the population, by the end of this year, according to Igor Shchyogolev, the country’s Minister of Communications and Mass Communications.
Quoted by AKTR and CNews, he added that digital terrestrial services had already been deployed in 12 regions of Russia.
He also said that DTT had initially been introduced in the far east of the country, including parts of the border area with China, where no Russian channels had previously been available.
It was now being rolled out towards the west of the country.
Russia aims to complete ASO in 2015.