Russia prepares for regional DTT

11.01 Europe/London, November 29, 2011 By Chris Dziadul

The selection process for regional channels for what will be the ninth slot on Russia’s first DTT multiplex will begin in the second half of next year.
With the amount programming they produce in house being one of the main selection criteria, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAT), says that 49 channels in 32 regions where broadcasters independently programme from 18 to 24 hours a day now meet this criteria.
Members of NAT are also understood to be showing interest in a new software product named Barrinews and developed by a company named Media of the Future (Afontovo) that allows them to share news output.
NAT held its jubilee congress last week.