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GS Group unveils satellite and terrestrial set-top

Russian technology investment firm GS Group is due to launch a new set-top-box that it claims will help facilitate the Russian viewers’ switchover from analogue to digital television.

Speaking at the Digital & Connected TV Russia conference last week, Andrey Bezrukov, strategic marketing director of GS Group, announced a GS box that will combine satellite and terrestrial TV.

The new E503 model of digital set-top-box will appear under the brand of General Satellite and is due is to enter the market this summer, he said.

The device will “combine the functions of receiving both satellite and terrestrial digital signals,” enabling customers using satellite pay TV to also receive terrestrial signals, according to GS Group.