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NTV Plus (Russian: НТВ Плюс) is the brand name for the Russian digital satellite television service from NTV, transmitted from Eutelsat's W4 satellite at 36.0°E and from Bonum 1 at 56.0°E. Previously a part of Vladimir Gusinsky's media empire (Media Most holding), now it is included in the Gazprom Media holding.

NTV Plus
НТВ Плюс
NTV Plus logo.svg
LaunchedSeptember 1, 1996
Owned byGazprom Media
Picture format16:9 (SDTV)
CountryRussia
HeadquartersMoscow
WebsiteNTV Plus
NTV Plus Ukraine
Previous NTV logo
NTV-Plus on CSTB-2009 exhibition, February, Moscow, Crocus Expo.

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MilestonesEdit

1996 - First broadcasts of NTV-Plus appeared on September 1, 1996

1997 - Since early in the year the channels were broadcast in encoded form.

1998 - On November 22 NTV-Plus started satellite TV broadcasting.

1999 - In February NTV-Plus switched from an analogue to digital broadcasting system allowing the expansion of the number of channels from five to fifty. In December NTV-Plus started re-broadcasting digital channels in two languages.

2000 - On May 25 another Eutelsat-W4 satellite was put into orbit allowing the expansion of the broadcasting area.

2005 - Beginning of Dolby Digital 5.1 broadcasting

2006 - Broadcasting begins in Ukraine territory

2007 - Broadcasting in HDTV started

2017 - Broadcasting in 4K/UHD started

ChannelsEdit

Variety, entertainmentEdit

SportsEdit

NewsEdit

InternationalEdit

MoviesEdit

MusicEdit

KidsEdit

DocumentaryEdit

Pay-Per-ViewEdit

HDEdit

4K/UHDEdit

Ukraine OnlyEdit

AdultEdit

RadioEdit

High-definition television (HDTV)Edit

Starting from 2007, NTV Plus offers high-definition television (HDTV) programming. The following channels are offered: HD Kino (cinema), HD Sport (sports), HD Life (nature & travel), Eurosport HD, Discovery HD, MTV/Nickelodeon HD, National Geographics HD (nature), Mezzo Live HD (classical and jazz music).[1]

The content is either produced by NTV Plus itself or received from foreign partners. The programming is delivered in 1080i25 format using H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec with 10 Mbit/s data rate. NTV Plus has contracted with France's Thomson to manufacture the receivers that accept signal encoded in MPEG-4.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NTV Plus HD channel lineup (in Russian)".
  2. ^ "HDTV — right here and right now (in Russian)".

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