Rostelecom signed an agreement with the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee regarding outdoor video streaming of the London 2012 Olympics.
Russia will have 17 sites that will broadcast the Olympics on big screens.
"In London, we have to polish and refine the product for the Olympics in Sochi," Rostelecom president Alexander Provotorov said Friday, Interfax reported. The Olympics will be broadcast in squares in Moscow, Sochi and various large cities in the regions. Russia hopes to have more than 25 sites where direct video streaming of the Olympics can be established in time for Sochi 2014.