KazTeleRadio JSC is a national operator in the field of TV/radio broadcasting in the Republic of Kazakhstan providing citizens with TV/radio programs through terrestrial and satellite networks.
Strategic areas of activities:
Implementation and development of terrestrial digital TV/radio broadcasting network;
Development of the national system of satellite TV/radio broadcasting;
Provision of consistent TV/radio signals reception on the entire territory of the country along with a high technical quality;
Provision of data transfer services;
Services on arranging teleconference bridges and video transmissions via satellite.
OTAU TV, a national satellite broadcasting project, was launched on January 18, 2011, with participation of the President N. Nazarbayev, under carrying out the national program on implementation of digital TV. The launch of satellite TV is the first stage in migrating national TV broadcasting to new digital technologies and it is aimed at bridging digital divide among citizens of distant regions countrywide (read more: http://otautv.kz/s2/).
Digital Terrestrial TV
National Digital Terrestrial TV network was put into service on July 3, 2012 in Astana, Almaty, Karaganda, Zhezkazgan and Zhanaozen. Migration to the digital terrestrial broadcasting is executed under “Geneve 2006” (G06) international agreement joined by Kazakhstan.
As of today, 72% population or 11.5 million people are provided with digital terrestrial broadcasting. Upon the completion of the project, 827 radio and TV broadcasting stations will be constructed and modernized and digital terrestrial TV coverage of population will rise to 95% (read more: http://otautv.kz/t2/).
Internet GALAM TV enables watching Kazakhstani and foreign TV channels and also a rich collection of online domestic and foreign movies in Kazakh and Russian languages for various devices at any time and in any place.
Internet GALAM TV service is available on www.galamtv.kz website, and mobile devices` users can download GALAM TV application for iOS and Android platforms.
With digital TV/radio broadcasting implemented, the broadcasting quality, increase in the number of available TV channels and the opportunity of obtaining additional services is guaranteed. TV newspaper is one of those services providing an e-format of “Kazakhstanskaya Pravda” (“Kazakhstan Truth”) and “Yegemen Kazakhstan” (“Independent Kazakhstan”) nationally-distributed newspapers for TV screens. The service is provided for free and materials are updated by the newspaper`s editorial staff after issuance of printed versions.
Data transfer services and the Internet access
Also, KazTeleRadio JSC renders services on provision of ”iDirect”-enabled satellite data transfer channels. For this purpose, data networking is executed, operated by three control stations located in Astana, Almaty and Pavlodar (read more: www.kazteleradio.kz ).