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 […]

Rostelecom names new VP

Russian service provider Rostelecom has named Boris Glazkov as vice-president. Glazkov previously served as director of the company’s centre for strategic innovation. In his new role, Glazkov will be tasked with the developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the company’s role in building a digital economy in Russia, the development and promotion of digital technology […]

Rostelecom names strategy chief

Russian service provider Rostelecom has named Sergei Anokhin as senior vice-president, responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Anokhin will be charged with coordinating the implementation of the service provider’s development strategy as well as driving operational efficiency and transformation. Anokhin previously worked for VTB Bank, since 2011 as deputy chief financial […]

New chief for Rostelecom

Russian service provider Rostelecom has named Mikhail Oseevsky as president of the company, replacing Sergei Kalugin. Oseevsky has been appointed to head the company for a five-year term, replacing Kalugin, who has served as Rostelecom chief since March 2013. Under Kalugin, Rostelecom has undergone a major programme of investing in optical networks and building out […]

Rostelecom promotes transformation chief

Russian service provider Rostelecom has promoted Ekaterina Erofteeva to the position of vice-president in charge of transformation, tasked with monitoring key transformation projects and improving operational efficiencies and project management. Erofteeva previously held the role of director of transformation, having previously worked for investment group Svyazinvest. Rostelecom president Sergey Kalugin said that the appointment was […]

Rostelecom sees TV growth

Russian service provider Rostelecom grew its pay TV base by 7% in the year to March, taking its total to 8.1 million on an adjusted basis.  Rostelecom had 2.9 million IPTV customers at the end of March, up 24% year-on-year.  The company’s broadband base grew by 4% on an adusted basis to 11.2 million. Fixed […]