Russia is to review a number of key areas in its transition to digital broadcasting.

According to AKTR and CNews, a government commission on broadcasting, chaired by the deputy PM Igor Shuvalov, will examine such issues as the adoption of the DVB-T2 standard, composition of the country’s second and third DTT multiplexes, set-top boxes and conditional access.

DVB-T2 tests got under way in Moscow last month and if the standard is eventually adopted there would be room for more channels, as well as HD and additional services, on both the second and third multiplexes, with the line up of the first having already been finalised.

A competition for slots on the second multiplex will be held later this year.