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ALi to provide reference platform for Russian DTT

Set-top chipset provider ALi Corporation has joined forces with the Moscow Scientific-Research Television Institute (MNITI) to develop a reference set-top solution for the country’s DVB-T2 digital-terrestrial TV deployment.

DVB-T2 services are expected to be available in 39 of Russia’s regions by March 2013.

Konstantin Bystrushkin, deputy director of JSC MNITI, said, “Since 1998, the Institute has been actively participating in the preparation for digital television transition in Russia. At present, MNITI is in cooperation with domestic enterprises to develop digital set-top boxes for the deployment of DVB-T2. ALi is a world leader in set-top-box solutions providing high level of integration, design flexibility, and cost/performance value. With the collaborated reference solution from ALi and MNITI, local STB manufacturers can speed up the supply of DVB-T2 enabled set-top boxes to meet the demand from Russian viewers.”