Russian streamers to merge

Russia’s National Media Group and telco Rostelecom are to merge their streaming services and Wink under the Wink brand. The pair will create a streaming joint venture to house what they claim will be a leading Russian streaming offering. Rostelecom will be the majority shareholders with a 70% stake in the combined company with […]

Beeline adds SVOD offering, names new CFO

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand has launched National Media Group-owned subscription video-on-demand offering Bilayn TV ( on its platform., which is aimed at a broad family audience, includes premieres of Russian series ahead of their terrestrial TV airing and international series at the time of their international release, along […]

Broadcasters take forward ‘Russian Hulu’ plan with new OTT TV platform

Russian broadcaster CTC Media and the country’s largest media holding company, National Media Group, are to create a single joint online TV platform, More.TV. The pair will create the new platform as a virtual TV and video-on-demand operator, offering a distribution network for streamed TV channels and popular Russian and international content that will be […]