iKO signs deal with Ostankino Telekom for playout and content localisation

End-to-end broadcast and content owner service provider iKO Media Group has announced a partnership with Russian TV services company Ostankino Telekom.

This deal will complement iKOMG’s boutique, tailored services model to further expand and strengthen its presence around the globe, and will provide dedicated playout and content localisation solutions in the Russian and CIS markets.

Channel playout will be delivered from Ostankino Telecom’s management centre located in the heart of Moscow, allowing customers to reach all major cable operators with fully localized solutions in HD and SD format. 

Distribution will be based on terrestrial delivery to all major hubs in Moscow and on uplink services to Yamal satellites fleet for Russia and CIS coverage.

Rami Goldberg, VP sales EMEA at iKO said: “Our aim is to be the leading boutique service provider offering digital and satellite services and content distribution to international clients allowing them to ‘stay on top’ in a continuously connected world.”

David Treadway, chairman of the board, iKOMG  added: “Our strategy is directly contributing to our expansion in multiple regions around the globe, Russia being a significant market for us. 

“This partnership with Ostankino Telecom is further cementing our presence in this key market and allowing us to bring new channels to customers. We are excited to keep this expansion growing.”

Denis Ovsyannikov, CEO of Ostankino Telecom concluded: “We are excited about this new partnership with iKO Media Group. Their global distribution capabilities will enable channels into Russia and vice versa, on a worldwide scale.”

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