Telecom Armenia taps Ateme for TV refresh

Telecom Armenia, which operates under Veon’s Beeline brand, has tapped technology outfit Ateme to provide its OTT video-delivery solution to enable a re-launch of the Armenian telco’s TV offering.  According to Ateme, with a legacy system in place, Telecom Armenia identified a need for a new video-delivery solution as part of a planned service refresh […]

FilmBox channels available in Armenia

TV channel provider SPI International/ Filmbox has launched seven channels in Armenia with IPTV operator Hybrid Solutions. The Armenian operator has launched SPI’s basic movie channel FilmBox, Filmbox Art House, its vehicle for independent and classic movies, DocuBox HD, SPI’s factual channel, fashion and shopping channel FashionBox, combat sports service Fight Box HD, exptreme sports […]

New international Armenian DTH service launches on Hotbird

A new pay TV service aimed at Armenian-speakers, Shant TV, will launch on July 15 on Eutelsat’s Hotbird platform. Armenian commercial broadcaster Shant TV has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to make the all-HD service available to home sin Europe, the Middle East and European parts of Russia. The service, which will be available […]

Orion Express teams up with Super TV for international expansion

Russian pay TV operator Orion Express is ramping up its plans to expand into neighbouring countries, beginning at the end of last week with Georgia, following its 2013 launch in Kyrgyzstan. In Georgia, Orion Express has teamed up with Tbilisi-based local player Super TV. In addition to providing technology for the service, Orion Express is […]

Orange in talks to sell Armenian arm to Ucom

Orange Group is in exclusive discussions with Armenian internet service provider Ucom about selling 100% of its mobile subsidiary Orange Armenia. In a statement, Orange said that Orange Armenia “does not have the necessary scale” to carry out the “massive investments” required to offer customers convergent services. “The discussions with the internet service provider Ucom […]

MTS looking to pay TV opportunities in other CIS countries

Russian service provider MTS is looking to develop fixed line and pay TV businesses in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine, according to local press reports. Fixed-line business development director Dmitry Bagdasarian told the Vedomosti news service that MTS was interested in developing a fixed line business in the three CIS countries. He said MTS already had […]

Armenia joins European Audiovisual Observatory

Armenia has joined the European Audiovisual Observatory, taking the membership of the Strasbourg-based organisation to 40. Armenia will be represented on the Observatory’s executive council by Gevorg Gevorgyan, president of the country’s National Cinema Centre.

Armenia moves forward with satellite plan

Armenia is moving forwards with plans to launch its first satellite and has reportedly signed a MoU with Russian satellite manufacturer ISS Reshetnev to build the craft, and has looked to Canada-based MDA Information Systems to provide additional technology for the project. Transport and communications minister Gagik Beglaryan Iskander told local press that Armenia had […]

Armenia looking at possible satellite launch

Armenia may be looking to launch its own satellite, according to local reports. Transport and communication minister Gagik Beglaryan has reportedly opened discussions on sharing the 71.4° East position with the Russian Space Agency, with Russian company Geyser Telecom conducting a feasibility study. Armenian national TV currently broadcasts via Eutelsat’s platforms at 13° East and […]

Armenian football rights awarded

European football body UEFA has awareded all free-to-air media rights for the 2012-15 Champions League in Armenia to Armenia TV. Each matchnight public broadcaster Armenia TV will broadcast one live match, as well as the weekly highlights programme. All rights have been granted on a platform-neutral basis, with the rights also being exploited on the […]