Exec shakeup at Okko

Okko, the Russian OTT platform, has promoted former Sportima CEO Oleg Manzha as the head of its Okko Sport business. Manzha joined Okko Sport in 2020 as its marketing director, and replaces current head of Okko Sport Mikhail Gershkovich who will pursue other projects outside of the company. The exec previously spent 14 years as […]

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 […]

Okko sees strong growth

Russian video-on-demand provider Okko saw its revenue grow by 81% last year to RUB2.5 billion, while the number of users grew from 1.5 million to 1.83 million, according to local reports. According to the reports, use of Okko TV on mobile devices grew threefold and now amounts to 10% of all usage. Okko CEO Ivan […]

Russian OTT services see subscription revenue outpace advertising

Subscription and transactional income for Russia’s streaming services surpassed advertising revenues in the first half of this year, according to a report by Telecom Daily. According to the research outfit, cited by Vedomosti, total income from streaming services in the first half grew by 70% to reach RUB5.3 billion (€77 million), split 53:47 between subscription […]

Okko reports first operating profit as user base expands

Russian OTT TV service Okko has reported its first operating profit after first-half revenues for the online movies service jumped by 59% in one year. Okko posted revenues of RUB536 million (€7.7 million) for the first half, up 59%. Okko said that its paying unique user base had grown by 65% to reach 125,000, with […]

Okko first with Expendables 3 in 4K

Russian OTT TV service Okko, previously known as Play, is to premiere Hollywood movie The Expendables 3 in 4K – a first for Russia and the global premiere of the movie in the 4K format on smart TV. The Expendables 3 in 4K will be available to users of LG UHD smart TVs from this […]

Russian VoD service Okko claims fourfold revenue increase

Russian video-on-demand service Okko – formerly known as Play – claims that it has seen a fourfold increase in revenues in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2013. The streaming service said that it reached revenues of RUB285 million (€5.24 million) in the first half of the year, and, […]

Russia’s Okko to stream 4K movies to LG smart TVs

Russian streaming video-on-demand service Okko – formerly known as Play – is to make its first 4K UHD movies available via the LG smart TV platform from next month. Okko will stream a range of Hollywood movies encoded in the H.265/HEVC format and delivered using MPEG-DASH adaptive bit-rate streaming. Okko first trailed the deal with […]