Azerbaijan’s ODTV rolls out OTT TV offering with SotalCloud

Azerbaijan pay TV operator ODTV has tapped Canada-based OTT TV platform provider SotalCloud to launch the country’s first OTT TV streaming service. SotalCloud worked with ODTV to manage the technical aspects of the service, such as CDN media servers, asset management infrastructure and tailored APIs to deliver a comprehensive OTT service and app. SotalCloud also […]

Netflix launches in 130 new countries

Netflix has launched in 130 new countries including India, Nigeria, Singapore and Turkey, company CEO Reed Hastings announced at CES. In a keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Hastings said: “I am delighted to announce that while we have been here on stage at CES, we switched Netflix on in Azerbaijan, […]

Azercosmos chooses supplier for joint satellite with Intelsat

Azerbaijan national satellite organisation Azercosmos has chosen Space Systems/Loral to provide its second communications satellite. Azerspace-2 will be Azercosmos’ second telecommunications satellite, and will expand on the current capacity of Azerspace-1. It will support growing demand for DTH, government, and network services in Europe, Central and South Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Azercosmos […]

YouTube now localised in 85 countries

YouTube has now launched local versions of the video service in 85 countries, having added the Adriatics, Baltics, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Announcing its further global push, YouTube said that more than 80% of YouTube’s billions of views each day now come from people watching in countries outside the US. “We want to […]

New OTT service for Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan-based industrial conglomerate A+A Group is launching an OTT TV service, according to local reports. The HTML5-based service will offer about 50 live TV channels, including local Azeri services as well as Russian and Turkish channels, available via smart TVs, smartphones and tablets, for AZN7 (€5.80) a month. The service, which will include an EPG and […]

Intelsat partners with Azercosmos for new 45 degrees East satellite

Intelsat has partnered with the national satellite operator of Azerbaijan, Azercosmos, to launch a new satellite that will be located at the 45 degrees East orbital position.  The Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 satellite is scheduled to launch in 2017 and will provide continuity of service for the Intelsat 12 satellite currently stationed at 45° East. This orbital […]

ANS Azerbaijan signs news deal with Enex

Azerbaijan-based commercial news channel ANS (Azerbaijani News Service) is partnering with international news provider Enex, becoming an affiliate of the latter in this region.  Under the deal, ANS will gain exclusive access to the video, live transmission and production facilities of the Enex network across the globe, while Enex will be able to access ANS’s […]

Azerbaijan launches first satellite

Azerbaijan has launched its first geostationary telecommunications satellite. Azerspace-1, operated by Azercosmos, was launched from Kourou in French Guiana on board an Ariane 5 rocket at the end of last week along with Hispasat’s Amazonas 3. Azerspace-1 will be placed in orbit at 46° East. The satellite has 24 C-band and 12 Ku-band transponders and […]

CTC launches in Caucasian region

Russian broadcaster CTC Media is launching its international channel in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan after striking a number of distribution deals. The international version of the CTC channel will launch in Armenia via cable platform Masttel, in Georgia via the Global Media Group and in Azerbaijan via Nur Duyasi. Boris Podolsky, CTC Media’s acting chief […]

UEFA announces rights deals in Croatia and Azerbaijan

UEFA has awarded Europa League broadcasting rights in Croatia and Champions League rights in Azerbaijan. T-Hrvatski Telekom has been awarded all rights in Croatia for the UEFA Europa League, except for the best live match each match week. One live match per kick-off slot as well as a weekly highlights programme will be broadcast on […]