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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 […]

Russian telco MTS divests its Ukrainian telco interests

MTS, Russia’s leading telecommunications operator and digital services provider, has signed a binding agreement with Bakcell-controlled Telco Solutions and Investments to sell its telco operations in Ukraine. In accordance with the agreement, MTS’s wholly-owned subsidiary Allegretto is selling its 100% stake in its Dutch subsidiary Preludium B.V, the sole shareholder of VF Ukraine PrJSC, for […]

MTS Satellite hits 750k subscribers

Russian telco MTS has announced that its MTS Satellite TV service has reached 752,000 subscribers. This growth represents a year-over-year increase of 150%.  MTS primarily operates a fixed line service, and launched satellite TV as an expansion to its core services in 2014. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, the Republic of Tatarstan and Stavropol saw the […]

MTS taps Huawei for new TV platform

Russian service provider MTS has teamed up with Chinese technology giant Huawei to deploy a single multimedia platform for TV services. MTS has partnered with Huawei to create what it describes as a unified multimedia platform to develop its TV products further across all distribution channels, including mobile, cable, satellite TV and IPTV. The service […]

MTS adds to TV base

Russian service provider MTS had 1.822 million TV customers at the end of last year, up 32,000 quarter-on-quarter and 67,000 year-on-year. The company had 3.053 million fixed broadband subscribers at the end of 2017, along with 3.206 million fixed phone subscribers. MTS had 78.3 million mobile phone customers, a small year-on-year decline. However, mobile internet […]

Russian pay TV growth slowing, but ARPU pushes revenues higher

The number of subscribers to pay TV in Russia grew by 3.2% last year to 42.7 million, representing a penetration rate of 75%, according to research by TMT Consulting. Growth was driven by the big five Russian operators, which collectively saw their pay TV bases rise by 1.5 million. This offset declines among smaller players, […]

MTS enters eSports world with Gambit acquisition

Russian service provider MTS has entered the rapidly growing eSports market by acquiring leading eSports team group Gambit Esports. MTS has acquired Praliss Enterprises, which manages Gambit Esports. The latter unites four teams of eSports players – with 16 players in total – that compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2 and […]

Serbian telecom takes new channels from RTS

Serbian telecom operator MTS has added five new channels from national broadcaster RTS to its TV offering. MTS, formerly known as Telekom Srbija, has added RTS Život, RTS Drama, RTS Kolo, RTS Trezor and RTS Muzika to its basic offering. Lifestyle and entertainment channel RTS Kolo (RTS Life) provides a variety of shows on different […]

Russian competition watchdog gives green light for MTS expansion

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has given service provider MTS a green light to go ahead with a move to acquire Strela Telecom, which operates cable TV and broadband networks in 11 Russian cities in Siberia and the Far East of the country, according to local reports. According to the ComNews website, the acquisition of Strela […]

Russian pay TV market growth slowing down

The Russian pay TV market reached 41.88 million households at the end of the third quarter of this year, according to TelecomDaily agency. However, growth in the third quarter amounted to only 0.23 million homes, according to TelecomDaily. Penetration of pay TV services was 73% at the end of the quarter. Average ARPU is RUB165 […]

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