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, […]

Akado launches new interactive TV service

Russian service provider Akado has launched a new interactive TV service in partnership with technology outfit LifeStream. The service is available via smart TVs and mobile devices. Users can install a dedicated smart TV app or download the Akado T app to their mobile devices. Akado is making channels available to users for viewing outside […]

ER-Telecom completes acquisition of Akado Ekaterinburg

Russian service provider ER-Telecom has completed the acquisition of rival service provider Akado’s Yekaterinburg operation, giving it a stronger position in the Ekaterinburg broadband access and pay TV market. ER-Telecom said that the change would not affect subscribers, as all existing contracts and services would remain in place. ER-Telecom will also retain the use of […]

ER-Telecom secures green light to acquire Akado regional operations

Russian competition watchdog the Federal Antimonopoly Service has given a green light to ER-Telecom to acquire the Ekaterinburg and St Petersburg subsidiaries of Akado Group, according to local reports. The FAS has approved ER-Telecom’s acquisition of Akado-Ekaterinburg and St Petersburg-based Neva Cable Television Network. Moscow-based Akado has been trying to sell its regional assets for […]

Akado adds MTV Russia to line-up

Russian service provider Akado has added MTV Russia to its programming line-up as part of its basic digital package. The addition of the channel comes via an agreement between Akado, which operates the Komkor service in Moscow and St Petersburg, and Viacom International Media Networks. The channel will be the 11th Viacom service on the […]