STV (OAO "Sputnikovoye televideniye") is the undisputed leader of the Russian Direct-to-Operate market. Since its foundation in 2013, STV has been providing a full range of services for the formation and delivery of television and radio signals to pay TV operators throughout Russia, and also offers life-cycle support for the TV channel, from the creation of a program grid to 24/7 broadcast monitoring.