MTS is Ambitious With DTH

Russia’s MTS will launch its own satellite TV platform this year. According to Kommersant, the service will cover 95% of Russia and offer 160 channels, of which 30 will be HD. It will cost RUB1,200 ($25) per year. MTS is aiming at significant growth for the platform, and intends for it to become Russia’s second-largest DTH service after Tricolor TV. RUB5 billion ($107.8 million) is being invested in the process.