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MTS and Channel One Russia team up for advanced TV JV

Russian service provider MTS and state-owned broadcaster Channel One are to create a joint venture to develop personalised TV services, audience behaviour analytic tools and content recommendation systems. The JV will also develop tools to develop targeted and personalised advertising. Channel One will also provide MTS’s media and production unit, MTS Media, with rights to […]

Russia’s Channel One launches war victory celebration channel

Russia’s Channel One has launched a new service celebrating the country’s victory in the second world war, one year ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. Pobeda TV is a new free-to-air digital service that will broadcast Soviet-era films about the military and Russian films, TV series and documentaries about […]

SPB TV unveils new tech for low-bandwidth VR

Russian technology provider SPB TV has unveiled a technology platform that it says enables the delivery of virtual reality and 360° content using much less bandwidth than has previously been possible. The SPB TV Rosing OTT TV platform can now deliver 360° feeds in multiple resolutions so that only the content on which the user […]

Channel One Russia taps Otrum for international hospitality market

Russian broadcaster Channel One has struck a deal with Telenor-owned hospitality industry specialist Otrum to distribute international channels Channel One Russia Worldwide and Carousel International to hotels in Europe. Channel one Russia Worldwide is distributed to 190 countries in Europe, the US, Asia, the Middle East, Transcaucasia and Australia, targeting Russian-speakers. Carousel International is the […]

Russian film and TV production on the up

During 2014 roughly 750 TV series and TV films were in different stages of production for Russian TV, up 18% compared to 2013, according to Moscow-based KVG Research. The research firm said more than half of these productions were broadcast on Russian TV last year, while the country’s three leading content producers – Channel One, […]

Russian TV content worth RUB44.3 billion last year

The market value of ready-to-air TV content across Russia’s seven main networks was equivalent to RUB44.3 billion (€913 million) last year, according to KVG Research. The Moscow-based research firm, which looked at the seven major TV channels – Channel One, Russia 1, NTV, TNT, CTC, St. Petersburg’s TV-Channel 5. and REN TV – said that […]

Russian media groups launch tender for new measurement system

Russian media groups Perviyy Kanal (Channel One), Gazprom Media, National Media and CTC, and state broadcasting organisation RTR, have announced a tender for a new audience measurement system, according to local reports. According to business daily Kommersant, the tender calls for Russian or international companies with five years’ experience in audience measurement to submit an […]

Russian win for Elemental

Russia’s Channel One has chosen video technology provider Elemental’s video processing platform for its coverage of the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. Elemental systems will process nine channels of Channel One/Perviy Kanal Olympics programming for delivery of video over IP networks to multiple devices. Channel One/Perviy Kanal is the primary content distributor for the host […]