The Russian online service NTV-Plus TV can now be viewed outside the country.
According to its operator NTV-Plus, subscribers can watch a new ‘International’ package that contains 25 news, information and entertainment-based channels, with the number set to increase as geographic restrictions on the broadcasting of other channels are removed.
The ‘International’ package costs £3.99 a month and can be received via iOS and Android mobile apps, with the app itself determining if the viewer is abroad. Subscribers can use of standard functionalities of NTV-Plus TV, which include catch-up, pause and rewind.
Commenting on the launch, Konstantin Smirnov, director of NTV-Plus digital products department, said that it had recorded dozens of subscriptions on its first day, which “inspires optimism”. The most difficult thing is obtaining rights to channels before adding them to the International package. However, “we are constantly working on this and will try to increase the consumer value of the new service.
NTV-Plus TV is operated by NTV-Plus, Russia’s longest-established DTH platform.