- Published: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
At the Week of the Russian Internet conference which was hold on November 12 the MTS company will declare start of own satellite platform. MTS will become the first operator of "the big three" who will have own satellite TV.
The television package from MTS will include some channels, including National Geographic, Discovery, Paramount, Fox, channels in foreign languages, including French, German, popular sports and children's channels, and also regional versions of channels. According to the press service of RBK, the user will receive also a prefix from MTS through which it is possible to watch HD channels and to go on-line, to watch exchange rates and a road condition (Yandex. Traffic jams is included).
New service can be connected to the Home Internet by means of Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and to OTT services – to the postponed viewing (Catch-up TV), video by inquiry (to VOD, Video on demand). Satellite HD prefixes support possibility of record on removable USB carriers, function of a pause (TimeShift) and the built-in media player for viewing of video, a photo, listening of audio-content. Clients of satellite TV from MTS in a basic package will be able to look through 160 channels at the price of 1200 rub a year (from 100 rub a month). It will be possible to pay services via the built-in SIM card.Investments into the project will make about 5 billion rubles in the period of 2014-2016. The main sum was enclosed this year, funds are allocated for rent of the satellite channel, purchase of the subscriber and operator equipment, construction of land infrastructure (head station, a teleport, etc.), according to the press secretary of MTS Dmitry Solodovnikov.
So, MTS can become the operator of satellite television, as RBK reported in July. The Federal contest committee at Roskomnadzor declared competition on the right to carry out satellite telecasting with use of strips of radio frequencies in the ranges of 17,3-18,1 GHz and 11,7-12,5 GHz at the end of May. The size of a competitive contribution was determined in 1,8 million rubles that makes 2% of the sum which the winner – 90 million rubles will have to pay at a time.Now MTS within the Mobile TV project offers more than 100 channels for viewing on smartphones and tablets and as the operator of broadband Internet access provides also services "Home TV", on which well to more than 90 channels.