News TV passes half million milestone TV ER-TelecomRussian service provider ER-Telecom, which operates under the brand, passed the milestone of 500,000 pay TV subscribers in the first half, just two years after the service launched. 

Cable TV services generated revenues of RUB3.261 billion (€68 million) in the first half, up 20% year-on-year. Overall, ER-Telecom posted revenues of RUB11.131 billion, up 23%, and EBITDA of RUB4.503 billion, up 54%. TV offers 159 digital channels including 52 HD services, which it says is the largest HD offering on the Russian market.

The first half saw the launch of TV’s second-generation HD set-top box. The service provider also offers an online TV service with about 60 channels, three-day catch-up TV for 30 channels, and video-on-demand.