Akado names new operations chief

Moscow-based Russian cable operator Akado has named Mikhail Medrish as director of operations for Komkor, the operator’s consumer-facing brand. Medrish previously headed the Internet Support Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the development of the internet in Russia. Prior to taking on that role in 2014 he served as technical director for major internet […]

Five Discovery HD channels for Akako

Russian service provider Akado has added a number of Discovery channels in HD to its platform. The operator has added Discovery Channel HD, TLC HD and Animal Planet HD to its platform in the Moscow and St Petersburg regions. The operator said that Discovery Science HD and IDXtra HD would be added soon.

Akado adds comedy channel

Russian service provider Akado has added comedy Komedia TV to its programming line-up. The channel, owned by production group Red Media, provides a line-up of classic Russian and international comedy shows and movies from the last 50 years. The channel will be available as part of Akado’s social TV package.

Akado aims to launch interactive OTT offering this year

Russian service provider Akado plans to launch an interactive digital OTT TV service by the autumn, the company’s spokesman Denis Rychkov has told local journalists at the CSTB trade show in Moscow. Rychkov said that the cable and pay TV operator, which operates in the Moscow region, will decide on a supplier by the middle […]

Akado targets business customers

Russian service provider Akado has improved the terms under which it makes its TV service available to business customers. The operator has reduced the monthly fee for a basic package by half and has also reduced the cost of its HD service, while doubling the number of channels available in both packages. Akado has also […]

Akado adds lifestyle channel

Russian service provider Akado has added lifestyle channel Bobor (Beaver) to its programming line-up. The channel, which features shows about home improvement, interior design, gadgets and technology, is owned by Russian national Channel One and features content from that channel along with homegrown shows.

Akado adds Amazing Life

Russian cable and IPTV operator Komkor, which operates under the Akado brand, has added lifestyle channel Amazing Life to its line-up. The channel, which features a mix of travel, cooking, factual and lifestyle programming, is currently available to Akado customers in St Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

Akado offering sports services à la carte

Russian service provider Komkor, which operates in Moscow and St Petersburg under the Akado brand, is making two of its premium sports offerings available à la carte. Since August 17, boxing channel Boks TV has been available à la carte. Akado will make football service Futbol available on the same basis from September 1. Sales […]

Akado adds three channels to line-up

Russian cable operator Akado Telecom/Komkor is adding three new channels to the programming line-up of its networks in Moscow and St Petersburg. The operator is adding Russkiy Roman (Russian Romance) and Russkiy Detektiv (Russian Detective) to its Kino package, and Ani to its Mix package. Russkiy Roman shows domestically produced romantic dramas and movies from […]

Akado makes senior appointments

Russia service provider Komkor, which operates under the Akado Telecom brand in the Moscow region, has made two key senior appointments. Akado has named Nikolai Kuzmenko as deputy CEO. Kuzmenko will focus mostly on enterprise business lines, technology strategy and network development. He was previously chief engineer and deputy CEO at Gazprom Telecom. Akado has […]