NTV-Plus satellite operator will start broadcasting in the Far East. This decision was taken by the company’s management and approved by its Board of Directors. Thus, NTV-Plus is slated to become the first federal satellite operator to cover 100% of the Russian territory. The sales of NTV-Plus services in the Far East Federal District will begin in April 2017.
Based on the results of the contest, the results of which were announced at the meeting of the Federal Tender Commission for Broadcasting on January 25, 2017, NTV-Plus received the right to broadcast using eight transponders of the Express-AT2 satellite. This satellite covers all territories of the Far East Federal District, including Kamchatka, Chukotka, Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.
Moreover, in accordance with the decision of the Federal Tender Commission, the company received the right to broadcast using another three transponders of the Express-AT1 satellite with a standing point of 56 degrees on the east longitude. This will allow the operator to further improve its content offerings in Siberia.
“NTV-Plus relies on high-quality content, high-quality service and the most advanced technological platform. Siberia and the Far East are promising regions. Satellite TV has as much as 60% penetration in the region so this expansion, which is both technological and geographical, fully corresponds to the company’s strategic goals,” said Mikhail Dyomin, general manager of NTV-Plus.