According to RTRS, this follows the introduction of digital broadcasts in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in western Siberia.
RTRS has constructed 29 digital TV transmitters in the region, covering 95.8% of the population, with four more to follow by the end of the year.
The first multiplex carries a total of 10 channels and now reaches around 90% of Russia’s population in 85 regions.
Meanwhile, the second multiplex (RTRS-2), also offering 10 channels, reaches nearly 60% of the population.
Following the implementation of the digital transition program in 2018, the coverage of the multiplexes will be 98.4% and 98.1% respectively.