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Akado boosts social package

Russian service provider Akado has increased the number of channels in its so-called ‘social package’ delivered to lower-income households in Moscow, typically via communal antenna systems.

Akado has added children’s channel Detskijo and AXN Sci-Fi to the social package, and plans to add Sony Entertainment Television and fitness channel Givi! (Live!) in September.

Akado has introduced a number of channels that were formerly available as part of its digital service to its analogue service after carrying out a transition to a new single-frequency network plan between May and July, increasing the number of channels from 28 to 33.