The number of TV channels available to viewers in Crimea will now increase following its takeover by Russia.
Quoting Alexei Volin, the deputy minister of communications of the Russian Federation, ITAR-TASS reports that this will be both on cable networks and via DTH, in the latter case through the arrival of such platforms as NTV-Plus and Tricolor TV.
He added that republican TV channels will be considered as regional and will also be able to be distributed via cable or DTH, as well as IPTV.
Volin also said that Crimea is well placed for DTT broadcasting, being already served by three multiplexes, each carrying eight channels.
Meanwhile, during a visit to Crimea Nikolai Nikiforov, the head of the ministry of communications, said that that the number of TV channels available to its residents should increase.