NTV+ shuts down interactive TV service in favour of online

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ is shutting down its interactive TV offering in favour of its online TV service. The pay TV operator has said it will shut down the interactive TV offering, which provides pause live TV, rewind and on-demand viewing via set-top boxes, on September 1. The company said that all subscribers who […]

Akado creates integrated broadband and streaming bundle with Okko

Russian service provider Akado has forged a partnership with OTT TV provider Okko that will seek the Okko service offered in a bundle with Akado broadband access. The Cinema 2in1 service will enable users to access internet speeds of up to 200Mbps and choose one of the two Okko subscription options – Light or Optimum […]

Pay TV providers respond to Coronavirus with new offers

Pay TV providers are continuing to respond to the Coronavirus crisis and the confinement at home of large swathes of the world’s population by launching a range of free windows and other initiatives. In Russia, pay TV operator NTV+ has de-encrypted its TV channels, movies and shows on satellite and OTT platforms throughout the country […]

NTV+ passes OTT TV milestone

Russian pay TV service provider NTV+’s OTT TV service passed the 150,000-subscriber milestone in 2019, claiming a high rate of customer retention. The service had 151,500 subscribers as of the end of the year, up 81% on the 2018 figure. NTV+ said that 85% of customers renewed their subscription. The proportion of subscribers to the […]

NTV+ revamps sports line-up

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ is revamping its sports line-up with the launch of a new European sports package, an extended premium Supersport offering and the discontinuation of the Supersport Premium package.  The pay TV operator is launching a new Euro Sport package featuring 10 channels covering the main world competitions in tennis, hockey, basketball, […]

NTV+ sees growth for OTT TV service

The number of paying subscribers to Russian pay TV operator NTV+’s OTT TV platform increased by more than a third in the third quarter, and by more than half year-on-year, according to the company. The number of paying subscribers increased by 34% to 74,000 in the quarter, accelerating the platform’s growth and contributing to a […]

Tricolor TV reportedly in NTV+ merger talks

Leading Russian commercial pay TV platform Tricolor TV is in talks focusing on a possible part-acquisition by state-owned energy giant Gazprom and a merger with Gazprom-owned NTV+, according to local reports. According to Fontanka.ru, a deal could see Tricolor TV absorb NTV+ and bring on Gazprom Media Holding as a shareholder as part of a […]

NTV+ CEO Demin leaves

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has named Natalia Gorbunova as acting CEO following the departure of Mikhail Demin. Demin left the company at the end of December on the expiration of his existing three-year contract. Gorbunova was previously deputy CEO in charge of financial, administrative and legal affairs alongside HR, logistics and procurement. Demin began […]

NTV+ launches kids TV package with Megogo

Russian pay TV service provider NTV+ has struck a strategic partnership with OTT TV operator Megogo to launch a joint kids TV product as part of its OTT offering. The new service, Detskiy Premium, offers an extended subscription to 15 kids channels and over 1,300 animated and live shows from the Megogo on-demand library for […]

NTV+ now available as smart TV app

Russian service provider NTV+ has launched a smart TV app for Samsung TVs, enabling subscribers to access its service without the need for a set-top box or conditional access module. NTV+ subscribers can log onto the app on Samsung smart TVs and access their existing subscription offerings, new users must register and can then subscribe […]

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