17 cities due for Sistema mobile TV

17 Jan 2008

Sistema Mass-Media (SMM), a unit of Russian group Sistema, plans to launch DVB-H mobile TV via 74%-owned subsidiary Digital Television and Radio Broadcasting’ (DTRB) in 17 of Russia’s largest cities in April this year, reports CNews quoting a story from RBC. The service has already been launched in parts of Moscow and the Moscow Region, whilst Sistema’s cellular subsidiary MTS, the country’s leading mobile phone operator, intends to cooperate with SMM to market and develop mobile TV on a non-exclusive basis.

Russia, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)