09.35 Europe/London, July 20, 2011 By Chris Dziadul

MTS-150x40.jpg Russia’s MTS has launched a commercial mobile TV service covering the entire country.

Known simply as Mobile TV or MTS TV, it offers viewers eight Russian federal channels and over 100 channels from 17 countries and in 26 languages.

Mobile TV operates on both 3G and WiFi networks and can be received on a range of devices including iPhones, iPads and those operating on Windows Mobile, Sybian, BlackBerry, Android and Bada systems.

The service costs R8 (€0.2) a day irrespective of the duration of viewing and traffic is not charged whilst being accessed on Russian territory.