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 […]

MTS TV based edges upwards

Russian service provider MTS had 2.755 million TV customers at the end of last year, up only marginally from the 2.745 million recorded at the end of 2015.  Fixed internet customers amounted to 2.835 million, up from 2.63 million, while fixed voice customers fell from 3.503 million to 3.371 million. Mobile customers numbered 80 million, […]

Russian pay TV operators launching Ultra HD TV services

Russian pay TV operators NTV+ and MTS have separately unveiled plans to develop 4K Ultra HD TV services. NTV+ plans to launch a service comprising three channels, available throughout the Russian Federation, in the next couple of months. The services will be available in the operator’s basic package at no extra cost. NTV+ CEO Mikhail […]

Irdeto hails MTS milestone

Conditional access provider Irdeto has said that its technology has now been deployed to over two million subscribers of Russian service provider MTS. Irdeto’s conditional access technology now secures the Russian broadcaster’s TV services across nine different time zones, representing the majority of Russian territory, according to the company. Irdeto started working with MTS in […]

MTS in satellite TV marketing push

Russian fixed-line service provider MTS has launched a country-wide advertising campaign to market its satellite TV offering. MTS’s satellite offering provides 190 channels, including 35 HD services, extending the reach of the operator beyond its fixed-line network. The campaign includes TV ads featuring Russian actor Gosha Kutsenko alongside internet, radio and outdoor advertising. MTS has […]

TV growth boost for MTS

Russian service provider MTS had 2.75 million TV customers at the end of the second quarter, up from 2.745 million in March and up from 2.73 million at the half-way point last year. MTS reported Q2 revenue of RUB108.1 billion (€1.5 billion), up 5.3%, including RUB97.4 billion in Russia, up 3.3%. However, OIBDA for the […]