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Russia’s Kartina VoD service and PeerTV launch OTT set-top

Russian expatriate-targeted on-demand service provider Kartina has launched the Kartina IQ set-top in partnership with technology provider PeerTV.

The box, based on PeerTV’s eTV platform is aimed at Russian speakers living overseas. Kartina predicts sales of between 30,000 to 50,000 units.

PeerTV said it is working on working on a second generation of its Android-based set top box which will deliver an enhanced viewing expertise to include additional multimedia, messaging and a new range of app-based functionality.

“The Kartina IQ set top box launch marks an important step in the development of our OTT business and our ability to deliver solutions to telcos and TV companies wishing to enter the OTT space. TV and video content delivered over the internet is a fast growing and fast moving market and we now have a proven and tested product which can now be developed and adapted to suit market needs,” said PeerTV CEO Avi Vermus.