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Tattelecom to launch mobile TV in July

Tatarstan-based service provider Tattelecom is to begin the commercial launch its new mobile TV service, Fly TV, at the beginning of July, according to local reports. 

According to Russian trade site ComNews, citing the company’s marketing director Alexander Smirnov, Tattelecom plans to launch a 40-channel service divided into three packages, combining pay and free services.

The commercial launch follows a three-month testof the service, which made Fly TV available to Tattelecom subscribers equipped with Android and iOS devices.

Smirnov told ComNews that Tattelecom plans to sign up 100,000 subscribers to he service by the end of this year. Mobile TV services from Russian national operators MTS, MegaFon and VimpelCom are already available in Tatarstan.

Tattelecom singed up Russian technology provider SPB TV at the end of last year t deliver the service, SPB TV provides the technology for broadcaster Amedia’s Amediatek OTT service.