Flix Snip launches in Russia with Rostelecom

Short-format content app Flix Snip has teamed up with Russian telecom giant Rostelecom to launch in Russia. Flix Snip features short format entertainment content of 20 minutes duration or less, in genres including drama, animation, children’s, family, comedy, science fiction and horror. Flix Snip on Rostelecom will feature 200 short form movies at launch with 20 […]

Rostelecom launches 4K UHD pilot for hospitality sector

Russian telecom operator Rostelecom has launched a 4K UHD TV pilot project in St Petersburg. The company said the offering was targeted at the hospitality market, including hotels, restaurants and bars. Rostelecom has teamed up with the FullHouse restaurant chain for the pilot. Rostelecom will deliver a 4K signal to screens installed in Full House […]

Rostelecom grows TV base and revenues

Russian service provider Rostelecom grew its pay TV base by 5% last year to reach 9.8 million homes, with IPTV subscribers growing by 14% to reach 4.8 million. IPTV accounted for all new TV subscriber additions in the fourth quarter. Rostelecom had 12 million residential broadband subscribers at the end of the year, up 3%, […]

Russian pay TV growth slowing, but ARPU pushes revenues higher

The number of subscribers to pay TV in Russia grew by 3.2% last year to 42.7 million, representing a penetration rate of 75%, according to research by TMT Consulting. Growth was driven by the big five Russian operators, which collectively saw their pay TV bases rise by 1.5 million. This offset declines among smaller players, […]

Android TV adoption still at an early stage

Only 1% of European TV pay TV subscribers are currently using Android OS-powered set-top boxes, according to research by Dataxis, with about 40 pay TV service worldwide having deployed Android TV-based platforms through the third quarter. Despite the relatively now numbers, the research group believes that Android TV will gain traction both with operators and […]

Russian pay TV market growth slowing down

The Russian pay TV market reached 41.88 million households at the end of the third quarter of this year, according to TelecomDaily agency. However, growth in the third quarter amounted to only 0.23 million homes, according to TelecomDaily. Penetration of pay TV services was 73% at the end of the quarter. Average ARPU is RUB165 […]

New channel Eurosport Gold launches on Rostelecom

Russian service provider Rostelecom has launched new sports channel Eurosport Gold as part of its programming line-up. The channel is the result of a collaboration between Rostelecom and Media Alliance, which distributes the Discovery and Eurosport channel portfolio in Russia. The channel’s content is based on that of Eurosport 2. Eurosport Gold will be the […]

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 […]

Clubbing TV Russia launches with Rostelecom

Dance music channel Clubbing TV has launched in Russia after securing carriage on Rostelecom’s TV platform. The new Clubbing TV Russia channel includes locally produced magazine shows, interviews and DJ sets and has been localized in partnership with Russian production and sales agency Media4You. The channel is available on Rostelecom’s platform in the Optimal, Advanced […]

Rostelecom takes lion’s share of Russian IPTV adds

Russian service provider Rostelecom added half a million TV subscribers in the year to June, taking its total to 9.5 million pay TV homes, up 6%. The number of IPTV homes served by Rostelecom increased by 18% to 4.6 million. The operator claimed to account for over 80% of Russia’s IPTV additions in the first […]

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