NTV+ begins selling hybrid box

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has launched its hybrid IP-satellite box, the VA1020. The box, which offers a range of IP-delivered services as well as satellite TV, went on sale in Russia on Friday. The launch makes video-on-demand services available to NTV+ subscribers, including access to on-demand movie libraries. The box together with conditional access […]

Tricolor TV joins Russian satellite TV operators’ move to OTT

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has launched its first multiscreen non-linear offering, Kino Tricolor TV. The pay TV operator has struck deals with online video services Tvigle and Tvzavr, and broadcaster and OTT video service provider Amedia to provide content for the service. All movies abnd TV series on Kino Tricolor TV are in […]

NTV+ launches new SVOD movie service

Russian service provider NTV+ has launched a new online TV offering, NTV+ Movie, providing a range of series and movies for a monthly subscription of RUB299 (€4.40). The broadcaster has made about 100 titles available at launch, with further content to be added. Weekly subscriptions are available for RUB99, while individual titles can be viewed […]

NTV+ teams up with OTT TV service Ivi

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has teamed up with OTT subscription video-on-demand movie platform Ivi to offer the latter’s service via the hybrid OTT set-top box it will launch next month. The deal with Ivi will give NTV+ customers with the box access to the SVOD service, making over 10,000 Russian and international movies, TV […]

NTV+ launching connected TV box, catch-up and OTT

Russian pay TV provider NTV+ is launching an internet-connected hybrid set-top that will enable it to offer interactive TV services including video-on-demand, pause live TV and catch-up TV. Gazprom Media-owned NTV+’s box is a joint project between the pay TV outfit and its parent company’s technology arm. The device will be manufactured by Korea’s Kaonmedia […]

NTV+ completes MPEG-4 switch

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has completed the migration of its service from MPEG-2 to the MPEG-4 format. According to the pay TV provider, the move will free up satellite capacity, enabling it to extend its offering with the addition of new HD channels. NTV+ has provided a hardware verification page on its website to […]

NTV+ rebrands movie channels

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has rebranded the movie channels in its line-up. NTV+ Premier will now be known as Kinosemya, while NTV+ Kinohit will simply be Kinohit. NTV+ Kinoclub becomes Kinosvidaniye (Movie Date). NTV+ Kino HD becomes Kino Premier HD, while NTV+ Nashe Novoye Kino also drops the NTV+ part of its name. Komediya […]

NTV+ adds new HD movie channel

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has added HD movie channel Dom Kino Premium HD to its programming line-up. The latest addition takes the number of HD channels on the NTV platform to 39. The channel, which airs movies from leading domestic Russian film studios, as well as series from leading Russian domestic broadcaster Channel One/Perviy […]

NTV+ expands partnership with Viacom

Russian pay TV broadcaster NTV+ has expanded its partnership with Viacom International Media Networks, adding Paramount Channel to its programming line-up. The deal makes NTV+ the second satellite pay TV operator to take the channel in Russia, giving Paramount Channel access to a further three million homes. NTV+ basic package West now includes Viacom channels […]

NTV+ moves forward with MPEG-4 migration

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ is now broadcasting the majority of channels on its platform in the MPEG-4 format. The broadcaster began the process of transitioning its channels to MPEG-4 in March in order to increase the number of channels it carried without adding to space segment costs. It said that the staged reduction in […]