The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus has officially announced that it will become available on IPTV this year.
The DTH platform NTV-Plus has announced it will broadcast the ‘El Clasico’ football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on November 29 in 3D.
Russia is making good progress in the introduction of 3D while at the same time falling behind in the take-up of HD services.
The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus has added the ice hockey channel KHL-TV to its offer. It is being distributed via Eutelsat W7 in MPEG-2 SD and being made available in two premium packages known as Sport and Supersport.
Russia’s Gazprom-Media Holding has taken a controlling stake the National Satellite Company (NSC), which operates the DTH platform Tricolor TV. Given that it already owns NTV-Plus, the company will now oversee two satellite operations with a combined total of over 6 million subscribers.
The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus will introduce a new programme package on September 1.