Kazan will fully switch to digital television broadcasting in June 2019
February 11, Ksenia Shvetsova). The Republic of Tatarstan is included in the
third stage of the transition to digital television broadcasting, which is
scheduled for June 3, 2019. Earlier, Kazan residents could watch for free from
3 to 10 channels in analog format. Now, as part of the transition to digital
broadcasting, residents will have the opportunity to watch two multiplexes,
which consist of 20 public TV channels in digital quality, for free. Ilsur
Metshin, the Mayor of the capital of the RT, today at the Business Monday
ordered to develop a clear timetable for the transition, notify all residents
of the city and help the elderly citizens to solve all issues of transition.
Khannanov, the head of the Information Technology and Communications
Directorate, reminded that the Republic of Tatarstan was included in the third
stage of the transition to digital broadcasting, which is scheduled for June 3,
2019, among 56 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. According to the
radio and television transmission center of the RT, Kazan is 100% covered by
the digital broadcasting signal today.
and municipal TV channels after the transition to the digital will continue to
broadcast in analog format. “If you see the letter “A” on the screens of your
TVs next to the logo of the federal channels “Channel One Russia”, “Russia-1”,
“NTV”, “Channel 5”, this means that you are watching analog television
broadcasting”, explained the speaker. He added that in order to switch to
digital broadcasting, it is necessary to clarify whether the TV supports the
digital standard. You can find this information either in the TV passport or by
its name, brand, and model on the website of the radio and television
broadcasting center. In order to watch the channels in digital format, the
residents need to connect it to the general home broadcasting system and the
owner of private households to the antenna with the appropriate level of the
broadcast signal. If it turns out that the TV does not support the standard,
you must purchase a console. If there is no letter “A” on the TV screens, this
means that the connection to digital broadcasting has been done automatically.
transition to digital broadcasting does not affect subscribers connected to
paid cable television systems, IP television, cable, satellite television, as
well as broadcast television subscribers.
of apartment buildings with a common system of collective television reception
can apply for a connection to digital on-air television in “Open Kazan”.
According to this application, assistance is provided in setting up the TV, and
if necessary, repairs are made to all-house equipment systems. “In order to
inform the public, a step-by-step instruction has been developed for setting up
and receiving digital television, which is posted on the websites of the City
Hall, the Ministry of Information and Communication of the RT, the radio and
television broadcasting center of the RT, and a single federal information
center”, said R. Khannanov.
The work of
volunteer groups has been organized in order to help Kazan citizens with
setting up the equipment. They will soon be trained and will start working with
the public. “All volunteers will receive certificates and a distinctive form,
and information about them will be available on the website of the Kazan City
Hall”, added the speaker.
for the transition to the digital is almost ready throughout the city, noted
Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan. He added that the most difficult and urgent
issue today is to conduct explanatory work with citizens. “There is an older
generation that needs help to figure it out. In this case, apartment visiting
is the right decision. I ask you to prepare a clear timetable, be sure to
notify the population, to work together with colleagues from the Ministry of Social
Protection. It is especially important to help lonely elderly people to switch
to digital broadcasting”, instructed I. Metshin.
15 last year, a plan for the transition to digital broadcasting was approved at
a meeting of the government of the Russian Federation. It includes the phased
disconnection of the analog signal in the regions of the country. On December
3, analog television broadcasting was turned off in the Tver Oblast in the
pilot mode. Today, the first stage of the transition to digital television
broadcasting starts in 7 regions of Russia.