Russians to receive 24 TV channels by 2015: Medvedev
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 14:43
Fryazino: President Dmitry Medvedev said all Russian citizens would be able to receive at least 24 television channels by 2015.

"The development of digital television and radio broadcasting across the country is a strategic project," Medvedev said at a meeting of the Commission on Modernisation and Technological Development of the Economy yesterday.

"As a result of its implementation, every citizen of Russia will be able to receive at least 24 television channels with improved image and sound characteristics by 2015," the president said.

"The use of digital receivers will be accompanied by a broad range of interactive and multimedia services," he added.

The programme titled "Development of Digital Television and Radio Broadcasting in Russia in 2009-2015" has been submitted by the Ministry of Mass Communications.

The draft has been approved by the Finance Ministry and the Justice Ministry.

The total amount of funding to be provided for the programme is 76.3 billion roubles.

Meanwhile, the Federal Service for Telecommunications Supervision has started designing digital on-air television and radio broadcasting networks.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 14:43

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