Veon commits to invest US$600m in Ukraine’s Kyivstar

Amsterdam-listed telco holding company Veon has said it will invest US$600 million in Kyivstar, its Ukrainian operation, to fund recovery of infrastructure in the war-ravaged country over the next three years. Veon said that the nvestment will span Kyivstar’s infrastructure projects, ensuring essential connectivity and 4G services throughout the country, the development of superior digital […]

Veon to sell Russia’s Beeline

Dutch-based telecom holding company Veon has said that it is conducting a competitive sales process in relation to its Russian operations. Veon operates the VimpelCom Beeline-branded multiplay operator in Russia. “Veon’s management is currently exploring options in an effort to ensure that an optimal outcome is achieved for all relevant stakeholders, including Veon, its Russian […]

Kyivstar launches new Android TV STB with inext

Ukrainian pay TV operator Kyivstar has selected inext to supply its next-generation set-top boxes. Kyivstar TV, which first launched in 2019, offers more than 320 TV channels including more than 100 in HD and an on-demand library featuring more than 20,000 movies and shows. The new inext TV-X set-top box for Kyivstar (the Allwinner H313) […]

Kyivstar adds new channels to line-up

Ukrainian telco Kyivstar has added a number of new channels to its TV programming line-up. The operator has added news channel PravdaTUT to its line-up, along with Ukrainian information and music service RTI, a TV version of a radio service. Kyivstar has also added Tsentralny Kanal, a channel focusing on life and culture in the […]

Kyivstar offering TV service via LG smart TVs

Ukrainian mobile and fixed telecom operator Kyivstar is making its TV service available via LG smart TVs without the need for a separate set-top box. Kyivstar’s Domashniy TV service will be available via the app store for LG smart TVs, enabling subscribers to enter their usernames and passwords to view channels direct from the app. […]

Kyivstar tapping Vidmind for OTT platform

Ukrainian mobile and fixed-line service provider Kyivstar is using Vidmind to supply the platform for its recently-launched OTT TV service. Vidmind will highlight the platform at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Vidmind and Modern Times Group-owned Viasat Ukraine together won the tender to supply the service, which went live in November, to Kyivstar. […]

Kyivstar teams up with Viasat to launch nationwide TV service

Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar has teamed up with Modern Times Group’s Viasat Ukraine to launch a nationwide IPTV service in the country over its fibre-to-the-building network. The Kyivstar service, which allows subscribers to watch TV and video-on-demand on four devices simultaneously, was previously available as a trial service in Krivoy Rog and Zhytomyr to a […]