Free HD-TV will appear in Russia from March of this year, said on "Russian television and radio network." Recently RTRS with "Rostelecom" and FEMA have completed testing of the technology of high definition television standard DVB-T2. Now, the first multiplex channels can be projected in HD-quality.
This technology can increase the maximum rate of traffic channel in the same frequency up to 50 Mbit / c (previous technology DVB-T assumed speed of 30 Mbit / s). It is planned that the introduction of DVB-T2 will start first in Kazan, in the Kuban and St. Petersburg. However, analysts doubt the feasibility of this initiative, as in the Russian market still lacks equipment that would support this format. No, and television channels broadcasting in it, despite the fact that the decision to implement the technology DVB-T2 Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation adopted in the autumn of 2011.
Remedy the situation should the company Samsung, which will soon begin supplying the Russian market TVs with support for DVB-T2. Top boxes for televisions will make Russian companies in Kaliningrad (General Satellite), Ufa, Omsk and Barnaul. It is planned that in future the equipment to the Russian market and will deliver by Panasonic.
"With the new technology can be transferred to one and a half times more information — says CEO Denis TelecomDaily pieces. — This is why will be possible to broadcast in HD all channels of the first multiplex ("Channel", "Russia 1", "Russia 2", "Russia 24", "Russia By", "St. Petersburg — Channel Five", NTV and children’s and youth television " Carousel "). However, so far the only channel that started broadcasting in high quality — this is the "First Channel".
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