Flix Snip expands Russian reach with MegaFon deal

Short-form mobile-focused content app Flix Snip has expanded its reach in the Russian market by striking a deal with mobile telco MegaFon. Flix Snip will be available to MegaFon’s OTT, mobile and SVOD subscribers in Russia The service offers  short format entertainment content of 20 minutes or less, in all genres, including drama, animation, children’s, family, comedy, […]

MegaFon taps Elemental for OTT delivery

Russian telco and mobile operator, MegaFon, has selected Elemental to help power its over-the-top MegaFon.TV service. MegaFon claims that its streamed TV offering has seen a sharp rise in subscribers from 10,000 to more than 1.4 million over the past year and that it selected Elemental to ensure seamless delivery of the service. MegaFon selected […]

Russia’s Megafon reportedly testing LTE Broadcast

Russian mobile operator Megafon has reportedly begun testing LTE Broadcast technology from Huawei.  According to local trade news site ComNews, Megafon is testing LTE Broadcast technology, centred on the eMBMS enhanced multicast standard, in Moscow using capacity in the 2.6GHz range. According to the report, Megafon is testing the broadcast of multiplexed channels rather than […]

Applicaster supports MegaFon World Cup second screen service

Russian mobile service provider MegaFon is using multiscreen technology provider Applicaster’s platform to deliver enhanced coverage of the World Cup on second-screen devices.  The Smotri+ TV app developed by Applicaster was downloaded 600,000 times ahead of the Winter Olympics earlier this year, with an additional 150,000 downloads for the Hockey World Cup, according to the […]

Verimatrix signs security deal with Russia’s MegaFon

Content security specialist Verimatrix has signed a deal with Russian telco MegaFon, which will use the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) to secure its SMOTRI+ mobile app. The application was launched by MegaLabs – the innovation arm of MegFon aimed at launching and monetising new products and technologies – and offers exclusive content, recently […]

Russian operators and broadcasters team to create new industry body

Russian pay TV operators and other media companies have teamed up to create a broad-based industry association dedicated to promoting common technology standards and promoting the interests of the industry. Pay TV operators including MTS, ER-Telecom, VimpelCom, Megafon and Rostelecom have teamed up with media companies including CTC Media, Prof Media and National Media Group […]

RTR taps Megafon for CDN ahead of Sochi

Russian state broadcaster RTR has tapped telecom operator Megafon to provide CDN services for internet video coverage of the Winter Olympics from Sochi. Megafon operates a network of cities covering Russia’s major cities, with a capacity of about 250Gbps. RTR’s deputy director of IT Alexey Skvortsov said RTR intended to deliver HD-quality video to every […]

Telefónica, Megafon target OTT with partnership

Spanish telco Telefónica has signed a strategic partnership with Russian telecoms firm MegaFon, in a move that could see the pair develop new businesses such as OTT. Under the deal, the companies will make joint equipment purchases, exchange “technological know-how,” and the firms will use each other’s networks to offer business customers services when abroad, […]

MegaFon using RGB Networks for OTT service

Russian service provider MegaFon is using RGB Networks’ multiscreen IP video products to power its over-the-top TV service, which was launched in December. MegaFon is using RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) and TransAct Packager to provide transcoding and packaging for its OTT service. MegaFon’s chief aim was to retain and grow its mobile subscriber base […]

TeliaSonera outlines shape of year-end results

Nordic telco TeliaSonera, has outlined a number of non-recurring items that it says in total will have a positive impact on operating income of SEK189 million (€21.75 million) for the fourth quarter of 2012, and has said it will benefit from a positive one-time effect of SEK1.225 billion related to a net deferred tax liability, […]