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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 […]

MTS signs up OTT providers for interactive TV platform

Russian service provider MTS has opened up its interactive TV platform to third-party OTT TV providers and made it available throughout the Russian regions. MTS said its interactive TV platform was now available in over 100 cities where it operates networks as well as via its satellite offering. The service provider said its platform was […]

MTS sees TV growth

Russian service provider MTS had 2.765 million TV customers in its domestic Russian market at the end of the first quarter, up from 2.755 million at the end of December and up from 2.745 million in March last year. The operator claimed a 31% share of the Moscow TV market on the basis of its […]

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