Russia’s Akado names technology and operations chief

Russian service provider Akado has named Dmitry Alekseyevich Sinitsyn as its new general director of technology and operations. Sinitsyn was previously director of technology at the operator, which controls networks in the Moscow region. He has previously worked as head of product and services support at Comstar before becoming director of marketing at Komkor. He […]

Russia’s Channel One launches war victory celebration channel

Russia’s Channel One has launched a new service celebrating the country’s victory in the second world war, one year ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. Pobeda TV is a new free-to-air digital service that will broadcast Soviet-era films about the military and Russian films, TV series and documentaries about […]

Akado ups free-to-air digital offering

Russian service provider Akado has increased its digital free-to-air offering from 77 to 83, meaning that all analogue channels offered by the operator are now available in the digital tier. Free-to-air digital channels can be received by Akado subscribers with receivers that have a built-in DVB-C tuner. Akado offers about 20 mandatory free-to-air digital channels […]

Akado adds CTC Kids to line-up

Russian service provider Akado has added kids channel CTC Kids to its programming line-up. Akado will include the channel in its TV Stars package. Overall, Akado offers over 200 channels arranged in five basic and 14 premium packages. Akado’s addition of CTC Kids follows the launch of the channel six months ago. CTC Kids is […]

Akado launches Russian free-to-air services on digital platform

Russian service provider Akado has started broadcasting channels from the country’s first and second digital-terrestrial TV multiplexes free-to-view in digital. The move means that subscribers to its Akado Antenna service equipped with TVs with a DVB-C tuner will be able to use the platform to watch must-carry channels in digital, including HD services, without the […]

Cosmos Telecom launches 4K in Belarus

Russian service provider Akado’s Belarus subsidiary Cosmos Telecom has launched its first 4K UHD TV channel. The Ultra 4K Extreme channel’s launch on the Minsk digital cable network marks the 25th anniversary of Cosmos TV’s launch in Belarus. The extreme sports and entertainment channel is available in English and features sports including kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, […]

Akado rolls out interactive set-top

Russian service provider Akado has begun rolling out advanced interactive set-top boxes to its Moscow region subscribers. Akado said that rollout meant that its interactive TV offering could now be used with “any TV” as well as via smart TV, computers, tablets and smartphones. New functionality available to users of the Akado interactive set-top include […]

Akado adds channels to analogue tier in south-eastern Moscow

Russian pay TV service provider Akado has added a raft of new channels to the line-up of its analogue TV service, Antenna Akado, in the south-eastern part of Moscow. Lyubov Klyonova, director of sales, said that it was important to broaden the offering of analogue TV, which remains the main source of information for some […]

Akado to enter mobile market

Russian cable operator Akado plans to enter the mobile market by launching as an MVNO on Tele2’s network, according to local reports. According to the reports, Akado president Sergei Nazarov has unvield plans to launch mobile service sunder its own brand by the end of this year as part of a campaign to address churn […]

Akado passes 1K milestone for interactive offering

Russian cable operator Akado has signed up the first 1,000 customers for its new interactive TV service, launched in February in partnership with technology provider LifeStream. The service enables viewers to watch channels they subscribe to on mobile devices and the web as well as on TV. Subscribers can view content on several devices simultaneously, […]

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