Platform HD

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LLC Platforma HD
Type Limited liability company
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2008
Headquarters Saint Petersburg, Russia
Key people Nikolai Gubbenet (Director General)
Services Satellite TV
Website platformahd.ru

Platforma HD (Russian: Платформа HD) was a Russian operator of satellite TV which broadcasts a package of HD-quality channels over the European territory of Russia. In addition, the package of channels of high-definition was available for retransmission in cable networks.

Channels[edit]

Platforma HD broadcasts the programs via satellite Eurobird 9A (9,0°E).

Other available channels[edit]

Besides channels from the packages of Platform HD and Platform DV, every subscriber can receive the un-encrypted TV and radio channels free of charge.

Recommended equipment[edit]

For viewing channels in HD quality the company recommends to use the following receiving equipment:
Satellite:

  • General Satellite HD-9300.

Cable:

  • General Satellite HD-9320.
  • General Satellite HD-9322.

Subscribing[edit]

You can receive Platform HD signal directly from the satellite or through the cable network.

  • High-definition cable television Platform HD
    In order to receive Platform HD through the cable network you should contact your cable operator. Here you can find a list of the cable providers transmitting the Platform HD.
  • High-definition satellite television Platform HD
    In order to receive Platform HD directly from the satellite, you need to choose an authorised dealer.

Satellite coverage parameters[edit]

In the European part of Russia Platform HD was available via satellite on Eurobird 9А.
You can choose the size of a satellite dish according to your region. In order to make a good choice, you have to contact the authorized dealers of the Platform HD.

Orbital slot[edit]

9 degrees east longitude

Broadcast parameters[edit]

Platform HD

  • Transponder #84

Frequency:  12,380 MHz
Polarization:  Vertical (V)
Transmission standard:  DVB-S2
Modulation:  8PSK
Symbol rate:  26,400
FEC:  2/3

  • Transponder #80

Frequency: 12,303 MHz
Polarization: Vertical (V)
Transmission standard: DVB-S2
Modulation: 8PSK
Symbol rate: 26,400
FEC: 2/3

Platform DV

  • Transponder #75

Frequency: 12,207 MHz
Polarization: Horizontal (H)
Transmission standard: DVB-S2
Modulation: 8PSK
Symbol rate: 27,500
FEC: 2/3

3D Television in Russia[edit]

In February 2010, Platform HD and its technological partners – General Satellite and Samsung Electronics – announced at the International professional exhibition CSTB 2010, they began working over the first 3D television project in Russia. However, the 3D channel is currently at a preparatory stage.[1]

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