Cable & IPTV

MTG debuts Russian pay TV bouquet

Pay TV broadcaster Modern Times Group has launched a new HD channel package on Rostelecom’s Russian pay TV network.

The Viasat Premium HD package comprises Viasat’s two new premium HD movie channels TV1000 Premium HD and TV1000 Megahit HD, new comedy channel TV1000 Comedy HD and two Viasat HD documentary channels Viasat History HD and Viasat Nature HD.

The launch of the Viasat Premium HD package is the first time that Viasat has made a complete pay TV channel package available in Russia.

Irina Gofman, executive vice-president of Russian and CIS and pay TV emerging markets for Viasat Broadcasting, said, “We are delighted to offer the Viasat Premium HD channel package to Rostelecom’s Interactive pay TV subscribers. We have successfully cooperated with Rostelecom for several years in terms of our basic-tier channel portfolio. There is increasing demand for premium HD programming in Russia, and we are confident that the range of channels with exclusive Hollywood hit movies in crystal clear HD picture and Dolby Digital sound quality will be appreciated by viewers. The two most watched pay TV channels in Russia are Viasat channels and five of our channels are ranked among the fifteen most watched pay-TV channels in the country. Our portfolio of channels is now stronger than ever.”