Beeline to Launch IPTV in Zaporizhia by September

digital_tvThe Beeline operator (the Ukrainian Radiosystems and Golden Telecom companies) intends to a digital television service based on the IPTV technology in Zaporizhia by September.

Iryna Lelychenko, the head of Beeline’s public relations service, announced this to Ukrainian News.

“According to the plans of our company, an IPTV service will be launched in Zaporizhia before the end of summer 2010,” Lelychenko said.

According to Lelychenko, Zaporizhia will be the second city after Kyiv where the company will begin test operation of a digital television service.

Eighteen channels will be offered to customers.

Lelychenko also said that Beeline was interested in developing the service in other cities where it offers Internet access services based on the FTTB (fiber to the building) technology.

Beeline presently has more than 25,000 subscribers to its broadband internet service in Zaporizhia.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council licensed Beeline to provide digital television services in Zaporizhia on May 12.

The number of subscribers to Beeline’s broadband internet service increased by 46.7% to 122,500 in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Beeline finished 2009 with net operating revenues of UAH 1.6 billion.

VimpelCom, a Russian mobile communications operator, owns 100% of the shares in operator.

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