Orion Express overtakes ER-Telecom as number four pay TV player

orion expressSatellite TV provider Orion Express has overtaken fixed-line player ER-Telecom as the number four supplier of pay TV services in Russia, according to local analyst group Telecom Daily.

According to Telecom Daily, Orion Express drew past ER-Telecom’s 2.65 million pay TV subscribers in the first quarter.

Tricolor TV remains the number one operator, with just under 11 million subscribers. Rostelecom was the fastest growing pay TV provider in the quarter, adding 110,000 subscribers compared with 95,000 for Tricolor TV and 75,000 for Orion Express. MTS and ER-Telecom grew their pay TV bases by about 30,000 subscribers each, according to Telecom Daily’s analysis.

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