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NTV-Plus extends Russian coverage through Eutelsat deal

NTV_Plus_logoRussian pay TV operator NTV-Plus has expanded its coverage as far as the Pacific coast after signing new contracts with longstanding partner Eutelsat.

The multi-year, multi-transponder contracts are for 140° East over far east Russia and incremental capacity at 56° East over Siberia, giving NTV-Plus full coverage over the Russian Federation.

The expansion comes after NTV-Plus received approvals earlier this year from Russia’s Federal Tender Commission to extend its footprint to the Pacific coast.

“Today NTV Plus covers 100% of the Russian territory with more than 145 million population,” said NTV-Plus CEO, Mikhail Demin.

“For us this expansion is not only business ambition but also is a great social mission which we are honoured to implement with our partner Eutelsat.”

NTV-Plus offers more than 240 channels, including 42 channels produced by Gazprom Media, 11 sports channels and a growing stable of HD content.