Amedia becomes ‘home of HBO’ in new deal

Russian free and pay TV broadcaster Amedia has signed a new deal with HBO giving it the exclusive Russian rights to first-run HBO shows and HBO’s programming library for the first time. The new deal makes Amedia’s pay TV service Amedia Premium HD, consisting of Amedia Premium and Amedia Hit channels and SVOD service Amediateka, the ‘home […]

Beltelecom adds Amedia and NTV+ packages

Belarus telecom provider Beltelecom has added two new packages to its advanced TV platform line-up. The operator is offering packages from Russian broadcasters Amedia and NTV+ to its Smart Zala line-up. The Amedia package will include Amedia, Amedia 2, Amedia Premium and Amedia Hits, while the NTV+ Kino movie package will include  channels NTV Plus […]

Beltelecom adds Amedia and NTV+ packages to Zala TV

Belarusian telco Beltelecom has added two packages from Russian content providers Amedia and NTV+ to its Zala TV offering. The Amedia package includes channels Amedia, Amedia 2, Amedia Premium and Amedia HIT, while the NTV+ package includes Nashe Kino, Kino, Kino 2 and Premiera. Amedia provides a range of international movies, while Amedia 2 focuses […]

Akado adds Amedia Hits

Russian cable operator Akado has added drama series channel Amedia Hit to its programming line as part of the Amedia Premium package. Akado is offering the channel, which airs US shows including The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City and The Wire, in both SD and HD formats. Akado says it […]

Beeline adds Amedia Premium HD

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has launched local producer and channel provider Amedia’s premium channel and subscription video-on-demand service, Amedia Premium HD. The Amedia service will be available for RUB299 a month (€6.25), enabling viewers to watch their favourite shows and movies an unlimited number of times. The addition of […]

Amedia to expand Russian content on HBO-focused premium service

Russian broadcaster and OTT service provider Amedia plans to add more Russian content to its premium pay TV channel and internet TV service to complement its HBO-focused premium offering, CEO Alexander Apokov told attendees at the Digital TV CEE conference in Budapest this morning. Amedia has already introduced some premium Russian content, and plans to […]

New chief for Amedia TV

Russian broadcaster and content provider Amedia has named Sergey Nazarov as the new chief of Amedia TV, which operates premium channels and the Amediatek on-demand service.  Nazarov, who was previously chief executive of Moscow city network provider MGTS, replaces Vitaly Studytshkoho, who is leaving the company. Amedia TV launched a year ago, acquiring key rights […]

Amedia hails online subscriber growth

Russian broadcaster Amedia’s online subscription video-on-demand service Amediatek has attracted a subscriber base of 110,000 to date, according to Amedia CEO Alexander Akopov. As reported by local media, Akopov said the Amediatek catalogue now includes over 60 series and 200 movies, representing about 1,500 hours of content. Akopov said that about 80% of the user […]

Amedia chooses Norigin Media for multiscreen

Norwegian local news group Amedia has chosen Norigin Media to provide multiscreen live transcoding for its local media stations and newspaper companies. Amedia Group will use Norigin’s live hosted headend product to deliver its services on a platform built in partnership with Thomson Video Networks and integrated with CDN provider Qbrick. “We chose Norigin Media’s […]

Russia’s Euroset to begin selling Amedia TV player next week

Russian mobile phone retailer Euroset is to begin retailing a media player from Dune HD that gives access to producer and channel operator Amedia’s online TV service, according to local reports. Euroset and Amedia told Vedomosti that Euroset will begin selling the device in its outlets next week. The Amediateka service provides a package of […]