VimpelCom consolidates subsidiaries

Russian service provider VimpelCom has completed the acquisition and integration of a number of regional subsidiaries. VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has consolidated Izhsvyazinvest in the Republic of Udmurtia, Ural Net in Chelyabinsk, Helios-TV in the Republic of Sakha/Yakutia, Novaya Svyaz in Artem, New Telephone Company (NTC) in Vladivostok and Sakhalin Mobile Telecom […]

Tricolor passes half million HD subs, Beeline adds new channels

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor has passed the milestone of 500,000 HD subscribers. Tricolor’s technical director Igor Kotsar said the operator planned to connect seven million HD customers by the end of 2014. In August, it launched a new budget package offering 25 HD and 100 standard definition channels for RUB900 (€22). Separately, Tricolor has […]

Beeline TV preparing OTT roll out

Vimpelcom-owned Russian IPTV operator Beeline TV will launch an over-the-top service and start delivering multiscreen services this year. Speaking to local press, Beeline TV’s director of marketing Anatoly Smorgon said an initial launch on tablet devices is expected by May. He added that the OTT service is likely to incorporate user-generated content.