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The 2nd International Conference of the Russian Digital TV&Radio broadcasting market participants – “Digital TV and Mass Communications in Russia, 2011” - took place in Moscow on 30 – 31 March, 2011

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Yury Prokhorov, RSCC’ Director General, made at the plenary session a speech “RSCC’ satellite constellation as a basis of developing digital TV in Russia”

The organizer of the Conference was the company “ComNews Conferences”  in partnership with RSCC, RTRS, NAT and AKTR.

As the representatives of the key companies of the Russian  ICT- industry pointed out  a total transfer of the national broadcasting to digital technologies requires  establishing a principally new approach and  method of  interaction of all market participants: conventional and new broadcasters, communications operators, satellite, cable and mobile TV broadcasters, content providers. These and many other issues were addressed within two intensive work days.

The plenary session of the conference was open by Sergey Uliyankin, Acting Director of the department of  digital TV and  new technologies in the mass communications of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media. He reported on partial progress in implementing the Federal Target Program “Development of TV&Radio broadcasting in the Russian Federation in 2009-2015” (FTP).

Yury Prokhorov,  RSCC’ Director General, made a presentation “Satellite constellation of  RSCC as a basis of developing digital TV in Russia”. He stressed that satellite communications play a key role in development of digital TV in Russia and the satellites and terrestrial infrastructure (multiplexing systems, transmitting stations) of RSCC are the most important components when implementing the FTP. Yury Prokhorov spoke about RSCC’ activity aimed at developing the satellite infrastructure for digital TV as well as about the company’s plans to develop television services in Russia.

One more representative of  RSCC, Alexander Krylov, Director of  SCC Skolkovo, on the second day of the conference work made a speech “Role and place of  DVB-T, DVB-C, DTH and IP TV systems in the transition period to digital broadcasting. European experience”  involving review and comparative  analysis of the modern market of  TV&Radio broadcasting services in Russia and Europe which enjoyed a great interest with the audience.