MTS-owned Moscow City Telephone Network (MGTS) saw its HD subscriber total increase 3.5 times in the last 12 months.

As of the beginning of this month, 35% of its digital TV customers received TV channels in the format, up from 10% in July 2014.

Its most popular HD packages – ‘Nothing in excess’ and ‘Clear HD’ – both offered over 20 channels and were received by 30% of all MGTS subscribers.

Meanwhile, the number of subscribers to 11 thematic packages with HD channels doubled in the last year.

The most popular channels were Channel One HD, Sport 1HD and Rossiya HD.

The significant increase in HD take-up is attributed to the fibre-optic network in Moscow, which now covers over 3.5 million households.