Oct 07
October 07

SPB TV and velcom to release a new service - voka

Minsk, October 6, 2014 - SPB TV, one of the world's leading providers of end-to-end, IP TV and mobile TV solutions for video content delivery to multi-screen devices, in partnership with velcom, one of Belarus' largest telecommunication providers, has announced the release of a new mobile TV service.

During the launch phase two channel packages will be available to the users - voka TV, consisting of nearly 20 channels, including channels in Belarusian (the number of  channels will be increased twofold in the future), and voka video with numerous videos on demand. The service will be available on the territory of Belarus to all the velcom's subscribers (except for Privet subscribers).

The voka service will be available at first on the Android operating system. In future, developers intend to implement support for iOS and Windows Phone operating systems.
"The Belarusian market is one of our business priorities. We offer a service that provides a number of local, Russian and worldwide TV channels with a high quality signal, which as a result provides opportunities for choice," said Kirill Filippov, SPB TV's general director.

Future plans include a desktop version of the service and smart TV and set-top box versions will be released. For additional information, please inquire at www.velcom.by

About SPB TV

SPB TV is one of the world's leading providers of end-to-end OTT TV, IP TV and mobile TV solutions for video content delivery to multi-screen devices. SPB TV's solutions for mobile TV are implemented by major mobile operators, including MTS, Beeline and StarHub, and have received recognition from mobile device producers the world over.

SPB TV developed the Amediateka Project, marking a breakthrough in the distribution of high-quality legal video content in Russia, as well as providing the project's technical support for the Amedia company. The high quality of the company's technological solutions has been honored by numerous prestigious international awards, including the CSI Awards, the TV Technology Europe STAR Awards, the Russian Mobile VAS Awards, the Mobile Entertainment Awards, the Google Developer Challenge and others. The company's user application, SPB TV, is available on all mobile operating systems, and its viewing audience has reached 35 million worldwide.

About velcom company

Unitary enterprise velcom has been present on the telecommunication market of Republic of Belarus since April 1999. It renders communication services under velcom and Privet trademarks through GSM (GPRS, EDGE), UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA), Dual-Carrier HSDPA technologies including those on a fiber-optic networking basis; it is one of the largest customer equipment vendors in the country. The company's own retail network consists of 82 brand-name sales and maintenance centers in 33 Belarusian cities. International roaming services are available to velcom's subscribers in 187 countries on the territories of 522 providers-partners' networks. Since November 2007, velcom has been a member of Telekom Austria Group, one of the leading telecommunication providers in Central and Eastern Europe.

For more details please see www.velcom.by

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