Russia moves ahead with DVB-T2 migration

Russia is moving ahead with the deployment of a DVB-T2-based digital-terrestrial TV infrastructure following a decision by the government to switch to the DVB-T2 standard in September.

Andrei Romanchenko, director-general of state broadcasting organization RTRS told the Russian National Association of Broadcasters conference last week that over 1,400 transmission sites would be built in 27 regions in the current phase of digitisation in 2011-12, followed by 2,000 sites in 29 regions in the third phase in 2012-13. RTRS plans to develop six test areas for DVB-T2 transmission by February.

Over 1,000 DVB-T-based sites have already been constructed, mostly in the Far East and Siberia.

Tags: DTT, DVB-T2, Russia