The Russian national commercial station NTV has begun broadcasting in HD.

In a statement, it says that from today (Monday, February 9), its service can be viewed in the format in the European part of Russia.

It adds that NTV-HD will also be available in the DTH services NTV-Plus and Tricolor TV, as well on some Moscow cable networks, in particular Akado Telekom.

NTV is backed by Gazprom-Media, whose other interests include NTV-Plus.