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The cable TV operators were warned about the threat of disconnection of channels from the “law of Spring”

Association of cable television of Russia (ACTR) complained to the Ministry of communications and the state Duma of the consequences of the “law of Spring”. The letter notes that small and medium-sized cable TV operators can be closed, as they will have a third of the cost of storage of user data. The total cost estimated at one trillion rubles.

Association appealed to the Minister of communications Nikolai Nikiforov and the Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Vasily Piskareva with the warning that the execution of the “Spring law” could lead to the departure of the cable operators out of the market.

According to “Kommersant”, in the small and medium operators will form one third of the costs on implementation of the law, which are now estimated at one trillion rubles. This threatens their existence, and consequently, the distribution of the public Federal TV channels.

Small operators provide access to the channels of the first and second multiplexes for nearly 30% of Russian households, according to the Association.

An anonymous source of Kommersant, close to one of the operators said that under the law gets video IPTV (Internet access) and OTT (over the main signal). The source noted that a digital signal transmitted over antenna (DVB), and satellite signal according to the law to save is not exactly right. The expert also noted that it was unclear what data needs to store the cable operators — those that go from the subscriber to the operator, or Vice versa.

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According to the “anti-terrorism” laws on data storage, Telecom operators and Internet service providers have up to six months to store all transmitted information. Necessary for this system they should create to the middle of 2018.


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