Russia’s CTV wants new satellite service

Moscow-based CTV, which is affiliated with telco holding company Sistema, is applying for a licence to use a batch of DTH frequencies on the ABS-2 satellite, and wants to launch a pay-TV service over Russia.

Russia’s federal telecommunications regulator Roslomnadzor made the announcement, and says that CTV/Sistema is the only company making an application. The tender covers the Ku-band and would be for DTH transmissions

ABS-2 operates from 75 degrees East with full coverage over Russia.

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