Russian pay-TV provider Stream TV, owned by Comstar-UTS, had signed up 190,000 in the Yekaterinburg area by the end of the second quarter of this year.
The figure included 160,000 subscribers in Yekaterinburg itself, with the remainder in the neighbouring cities of Rezh, Pervouralsk and Kamensk-Uralsky Polevskoy. Stream also has about 4,000 subscribers in the area via collective antenna systems.
The figure represented year-on-year growth of about 10%, which the company said was significant in an area with existing high basic cable penetration. Â