NTV Plus

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NTV Plus
НТВ Плюс
NTV Plus logo.svg
CountryRussia
HeadquartersMoscow
Programming
Picture format16:9 (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerGazprom Media
History
LaunchedSeptember 1, 1996
Links
Websitewww.ntvplus.ru
www.ntvt.com.ua (Ukraine)
Previous NTV logo
NTV-Plus on CSTB-2009 exhibition, February, Moscow, Crocus Expo.

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.

Milestones[edit]

  • 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
  • 2022 - The Denis Diderot Committee, a European group of professional and academics researchers and professionals ask sanctions against NTV Plus for having cancelled various international news channels from its line-up. [1] [2]

Channels[edit]

Variety, entertainment[edit]

Sports[edit]

News[edit]

International[edit]

Movies[edit]

Music[edit]

Kids[edit]

Documentary[edit]

Pay-per-view[edit]

  • Kinoreys 1
  • Kinoreys 2

HD[edit]

4K/UHD[edit]

Ukraine only[edit]

Adult[edit]

Radio[edit]

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).[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calls for sanctions on Russian pay-TV Satellite platforms Trikolor and NTV+, Broadband TV News 5 April 2022
  2. ^ Report and petition of the Denis Diderot Committee https://histv3.wixsite.com/denisdiderot
  3. ^ "NTV Plus HD channel lineup (in Russian)".
  4. ^ "HDTV — right here and right now (in Russian)".

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