T2 RTC Holding, a joint venture between Tele2 Russia and Rostelecom, has launched a new OTT service in partnership with SPB TV.

According to AKTR and Comnews, it is delivered by 3G and accessible on Android mobile devices, with those employing iOS and Windows Phone due to be added in the near future.

Tele2 TV offers over 60 Russian and foreign TV channels and will cost R7 (0.12 ) a day from December 12, with all new users being offered the service free of charge for the first three days.

The take-up of Tele2 TV is likely to increase significantly in 2015, when Tele2 plans to launch high-speed 3/4G mobile internet services in more than 50 regions of Russia.

There are already close to 3 million mobile TV users in Russia, with the number expected to double to 6 million, or 4% of all mobile subscribers, by 2016.

All three leading mobile operators MTS, MegaFon and VimpelCom already include mobile TV as part of their offers.