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Volin: the issue of subsidies for connection to digital TV is resolved by regions - RIA Novosti, 11/9/2018


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TVER, 9 Nov — RIA Novosti. The question of subsidies for lower-income strata for purchase of the equipment for reception of a digital signal is under authority of regions, the Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Alexey Volin.© Fotolia/Serg Zastavkin Tverskaya the region the first in Russia completely has told journalists I have passed to digital the televeshchaniyerossiya since January, 2019 completely will pass from analog to digital telecasting, the network will include two multiplexes (a package of TV channels) on 10 channels and also three radio channels and will be available more than 98% of the population. Analog TV is planned to be switched-off after New Year's vacation. Owners of old TVs will need to get special digital prefixes for reception of a new signal. "Subsidies for needy at the federal level aren't provided, but each territorial subject of the Russian Federation can provide it in the budget that many subjects also do. In each region there are the programs connected with support of socially vulnerable segments of the population" — Volin has told. He has also told that Russian Post is responsible for delivery of the equipment for reception of a digital signal to remote regions. "Offices of Russian Post are everywhere, and mail has included in the catalog both cheap digital prefixes, and the equipment connected with reception of digital satellite television" — I have told the Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications. The governor of the Tver region Igor Rudenya has reported to RIA Novosti that this issue is handled in the region. "That citizens with the low level of income could get access to digital telecasting, the government of the Tver region has made the decision on providing compensation for the acquired equipment necessary for connection" — he has told. Rudenya has reminded that TV and radio broadcasting history in the territory of the Upper Volga has begun in 1914 when in Tver along with Moscow and St. Petersburg one of the Russia's first radio stations has been constructed. In 2003 in the Tver region there has begun work the country's first regional satellite digital telecommunication network and the first antenna and mast construction of radio telecasting 160 meters high — one of the most high-rise in Russia has been constructed. With start of network of digital broadcasting citizens of the Russian Federation have to receive free of charge the set of quality TV channels comparable to what was offered only in paid packages earlier. Enter the first multiplex: Channel One, "Russia 1", "TV Match", NTV, "St. Petersburg — the 5th channel", "Culture", Russia-24, "Roundabout", OTR, TV Center. In the second — Ren-TV, "Saviour", STS, "House", "Friday", "Star", "World", TNT, "Muz TV". Read other news of the region here>>

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