The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network (RTRS) has signed an agreement with Humax for the development of DVB-T2 MPEG-4 receivers approved by the country’s Ministry of Mass Communications (Minsvyaz).
They will be manufactured in Russia, where RTRS is building a digital network, with Humax also delivering devices to retailers and providing after-sales service.
In a statement, RTRS says that several other companies have expressed a willingness to participate in the DVB-T2 rollout.
They include General Satellite, Mniti, China’s BBK and South Korea’s Kaon.
Russia is making rapid progress since it made the decision to use DVB-T2 last year and transmissions in the standard will begin in five cities, including Moscow and St Petersburg, in the second quarter of this year.