MTS begins satellite TV marketing push

Russian fixed and mobile service provider MTS has begun a major marketing push for its satellite TV offering, targeting rural areas and settlements where there is a lack of terrestrial infrastructure. The company is offering reception wquipment for free to differentiate its service and encourage take-up. The marketing campaign features adverts with red parachutes dropping […]

MTS trials LTE Broadcast with Ericsson and Qualcomm

Russian service provider MTS has teamed up with Ericsson and Qualcomm to conduct the country’s first live trial of the LTE Broadcast technology. MTS is the first Russian mobile operators to conduct a live LTE Broadcast trial, with the first tests taking place at MTS’s facility in Nizhny Novgorod. Content was distributed from Aacehn in […]

MTS to launch OTT service

Russian service provider MTS plans to launch an OTT service, MTS TV, aimed at smart TV, PC, mobile, iOS and Android devices. MTS has hired local technology provider SPB TV to deliver its platform. The service will offer 100 channels, along with a selection of movies, series, cartoons and other shows. SPB TV is providing […]

Telekom Srbija to market services as mts

Serbian telcos Telekom Srbija has begun marketing all its services under its new mts brand with a new visual identity.  The new brand, with a new logo and Your World catchline, will be used in all aspects of communication of the company’s services that are customer-facing. A new redesigned Telekom Srbija logo will be used […]

MTS sees revenues rise, fixed subscribers fall

Russian multi-play service provider MTS has reported a 3.1% rise in revenue for 2014 to RUB410.8 billion (€165 million), with operating income before depreciation and amortisation rising 0.3% to RUB175.5 billion.  Consolidated net income fell by 35.1% to RUB51.8 billion against a background of foreign exchange losses and other factors. The company had 7.062 million […]

Orion Express names ex-MTS satellite chief as chairman

Russian pay TV provider Orion Express has named service provider MTS’s former head of satellite TV Vitaly Studitsky as chairman. Studitsky, who left MTS on February 13, will be responsible for corporate development, compliance and communication with shareholders, working alongside CEO Aleksander Kaplinsky. Orion Express reached 2.68 million homes at the last count, with an […]

MTS Russia to make satellite TV push

Russian service provider MTS is reportedly planning to spend RUB5 billion (€87 million) to buy satellite capacity and equipment in order to launch satellite TV services in the country. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites an MTS statement, the firm aims to expand on its current cable TV and fixed line offering and establish […]

MTS looking to launch satellite service, eyes Raduga TV

Russian service provider MTS plans to launch a satellite service and is in talks to buy troubled DTH pay TV operator Raduga TV, according to local reports.  MTS has reportedly confirmed that it is talks on the purchase of Raduga TV’s holding company Dalgeokom, jointly owned by Modern Times Group and Russia’s Continental Media, although […]

Sistema boss Evtushenkov faces money laundering charges

Vladimir Evtushenkov, the chairman and majority owner of Russian energy to media conglomerate Sistema has been arrested and charged with money laundering related to the acquisition of Bashneft, the major energy company in the Republic of Bashkorostan. Sistema issued a statement saying that the company’s management believed the acquisition of the Bashkorostan group was legal […]

TV loses subs but boosts ARPU for MTS fixed line business

Russian service provider MTS said its modernization of networks outside Moscow with the rollout of FTTB and the rollout of a nationwide digital TV platform boosted its fixed line performance in the first half, despite a slight decline in revenues due to one-off gains last year from government-related projects.  The fixed line business turned in […]