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Orion Express names ex-MTS satellite chief as chairman

orion expressRussian pay TV provider Orion Express has named service provider MTS’s former head of satellite TV Vitaly Studitsky as chairman.

Studitsky, who left MTS on February 13, will be responsible for corporate development, compliance and communication with shareholders, working alongside CEO Aleksander Kaplinsky.

Orion Express reached 2.68 million homes at the last count, with an ambition to reach three million this year, making the second-placed satellite player in the market behind Tricolor TV.

Before joining MTS in 2012, Studitsky worked for VimpelCom and SkyLink before jointing media group Amedia.