Hybrid TV solution on a software level will unify online services with IPTV cable television based on MGTS's network in Moscow and DVB-C in regions of Russia, as well as MTS satellite TV. Among such online services are TV program guide with extended functionality, video-on-demand, and delayed viewing service.
Within the framework of Hybrid TV launch, MTS offers subscribers smart set-top boxes developed specially for this operator and giving access, on TV screen, to interactive TV program guide, foreign currency exchange rates, traffic conditions, and news feeds. Set-top boxes can be connected to home Internet networks, making it possible for subscribers to use additional services: delayed viewing (Catch-up TV), video-on-demand (VOD), and pausing functionality (TimeShift).
Our company participates in the project with several products: system for transcoding, recording and broadcasting, and CDN (video content delivery network). Implementation is performed on a national level, and the number of cities with installed CDN nodes is constantly growing.