Russia


Akado rolls out interactive set-top

Russian service provider Akado has begun rolling out advanced interactive set-top boxes to its Moscow region subscribers. Akado said that rollout meant that its interactive TV offering could now be used with “any TV” as well as via smart TV, computers, tablets and smartphones. New functionality available to users of the Akado interactive set-top include […]

NTV+ launches international package 

Russian pay TV provider NTV+ has launched an international package of 25 channels that will be made available to subscribers outside Russia via mobile apps.  The International pack will be available initially to users of iOS and Android devices for a cost US$3.99 a month. The service will include key standard features of the NTV+ […]

NTV+ launches Android TV app and ups 4K UHD line-up

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has launched as an app on Google’s Android TV platform. The first release of the app enables subscribers to pause and rewind live TV and access catch-up content, enabling them to view shows that have aired and that are included in their subscription over the past 24 hours. Subscribers can […]

Russian state broadcasting network taps Nevion for digital transition

The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network (RTRN) has tapped technology outfit Nevio to provide equipment to support its digital switchover transition. RTRN has deployed Nevion’s T2-bridge and TS monitoring equipment to support its move from analogue to digital TV. RTRN’s DTT network covers 85 regions, across five time-zones and has around 5,000 transmission sites. […]

Akado adds channels to analogue tier in south-eastern Moscow

Russian pay TV service provider Akado has added a raft of new channels to the line-up of its analogue TV service, Antenna Akado, in the south-eastern part of Moscow. Lyubov Klyonova, director of sales, said that it was important to broaden the offering of analogue TV, which remains the main source of information for some […]

Akado to enter mobile market

Russian cable operator Akado plans to enter the mobile market by launching as an MVNO on Tele2’s network, according to local reports. According to the reports, Akado president Sergei Nazarov has unvield plans to launch mobile service sunder its own brand by the end of this year as part of a campaign to address churn […]

New branding for Tricolor as it pivots away from linear TV

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor TV has revamped its branding to emphasise its pivot away from satellite-delivered linear TV to a multi-platform entertainment provider. Tricolor, which has dropped the word ‘TV’ from its branding, said that the change reflected its strategy of creating a multi-platform digital operator that provided a single space for entertainment and […]

Tricolor TV sees subscribers dip but revenues rise

Close to two thirds of Tricolor TV’s subscribers now have the opportunity to connect to its internet-delivered services, according to the Russian pay TV operator. Tricolor TV said that over 63% of its base, or about 7.8 million subscribers, could now access its online service, as it evolves its offering from what was primarily a […]

Tricolor TV launches Eurosport 4K

Russian pay TV service provider Tricolor TV has teamed up with Russian channel distributor Media Alliance to begin broadcasting Eurosport 4K. The channel, which is Tricolor’s first 24-hour general sports channel in the 4K UHD TV format, began broadcasting on the platform on Friday. The channel will also be the first 4K channel made available […]

Gazprom Media takes control of KHL TV

Russia’s Gazprom Media has taken control of the KHL TV channel from the Kontinental Hockey League, according to local reports. Gazprom Media, which already produces and distributes the channel for the league, has taken an 80% stake in the channel will consolidate it into its Match TV group of services, according to the Kommersant newspaper. […]

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