CTC Media makes TV, transmedia exec hires

Russia’s CTC Media has appointed former NTV presenter Alexey Pivovarov as director, television and transmedia projects. Pivovarov takes up his new post on November 5, with the hire marking efforts by CTC to focus on developing digital and transmedia projects. At the same time, CTC has hired a string of other execs – Irina Sosnovaya […]

NTV+ launches new sport channel

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ is launching a new sports channel, NTV+ SportHit.  The channel will be part of the Supersport Zapad (West) and Supersport packages from October 19, with content available in both standard and high-definition. NTV+ SportHit will include UEFA Champions League and Europa League football as well as coverage of tennis, basketball, […]

Japan’s NTV takes SES capacity for European sports events

Satellite operator SES has secured a contract with Japanese commercial broadcaster Nippon Television Network (NTV) for capacity on the Astra 3B satellite to deliver live broadcasts of sporting event sin Europe.  The capacity contracted was utilised for the contribution of the World Wrestling Championship 2013 in Budapest, the Japan-Serbia football match and the Japan-Belarus football […]

NTV+ adds KidsCo to line-up

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has added kids channel KidsCo to its programming line-up. The channel will be available in the operator’s Light West, Basic and Basic Plus packages. The channel will include a range of animated content as well as a SyFy Kids branded block.

NTV+ adds six new channels

Russian pay TV platform NTV+ is to add six new channels on September 5. Additions include History, broadcast in Russian and English as part of the operator’s Basic and Basic Plus tiers, History Channel HD, in the NTV+ package, Travel Channel, available in the Basic, Basic Plus, Lite and Lite Plus tiers, Travel Channel HD, […]

Tricolor passes half million HD subs, Beeline adds new channels

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor has passed the milestone of 500,000 HD subscribers. Tricolor’s technical director Igor Kotsar said the operator planned to connect seven million HD customers by the end of 2014. In August, it launched a new budget package offering 25 HD and 100 standard definition channels for RUB900 (€22). Separately, Tricolor has […]

NTV Plus faces satellite migration dilemma in Siberia

Russian pay TV provider NTV Plus is to migrate its packages for Siberia and the Urals to the Direct TV-1R satellite and begin broadcasting in MPEG-4, according to local reports. NTV East currently uses the Bonum 1 satellite at 56° East but the satellite has become unstable. NTV will reportedly begin to migrate its services […]

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