Russia


Discovery’s GOLFTV to stream US Masters in Norway, Poland and Russia

Iconic golf tournament the US Masters is to be streamed live from Augusta National in Norway, Poland and Russia on Discovery’s subscription service GOLFTV. Underlining the growing clout of the single sport platform, this is the first time one of the four men’s golf Majors will have been available anywhere on GOLFTV. Discovery holds exclusive […]

UFC launches dedicated TV channel in Russia

A new mixed martial arts channel, UFC TV, is launching in Russia on Rostelecom’s platform. The channel will be available on an exclusive basis on Rostelecom’s interactive TV platform, and will also be available on the service provider’s Wink multimedia platform. Rostelecom’s interactive TV offering reaches 5.2 million homes across the country. The channel will […]

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 […]

Akado ups free-to-air digital offering

Russian service provider Akado has increased its digital free-to-air offering from 77 to 83, meaning that all analogue channels offered by the operator are now available in the digital tier. Free-to-air digital channels can be received by Akado subscribers with receivers that have a built-in DVB-C tuner. Akado offers about 20 mandatory free-to-air digital channels […]

Rostelecom sees lift in TV and fibre customers

Russian service provider Rostelecom has posted a 9% rise in IPTV subscribers last year, alongside a 6% uptick in fibre broadband customers. The service provider said it had recently upgraded its TV offering through the launch of Wink, a multiscreen platform that incldes a mobile app, website and smart TV app, with over 200 channels […]

Rostelecom acquires Chuvashia operator

Russian service provider Rostelecom has acquired Infolink GC, one of the largest broadband and TV service providers in the republic of Chuvashia. Rosetelecom’s PJSC Bashinformsvyaz subsidiary has signed an agreement to acquire 100% control of Infolink, which has been active in the state capital, Cheboksary, and the neighbouring city of Novocheboksarsk for over 20 years. […]

Akado adds CTC Kids to line-up

Russian service provider Akado has added kids channel CTC Kids to its programming line-up. Akado will include the channel in its TV Stars package. Overall, Akado offers over 200 channels arranged in five basic and 14 premium packages. Akado’s addition of CTC Kids follows the launch of the channel six months ago. CTC Kids is […]

Tricolor launches smart home service

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor has launched smart home service that allows its customers to manage a range of smart home devices from their TV screen or from a mobile application on iOS and Android devices. Tricolor has updated the software on its advanced set-top boxes, provided by its GS Group affiliate, to enable the […]

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 […]

Akado launches Russian free-to-air services on digital platform

Russian service provider Akado has started broadcasting channels from the country’s first and second digital-terrestrial TV multiplexes free-to-view in digital. The move means that subscribers to its Akado Antenna service equipped with TVs with a DVB-C tuner will be able to use the platform to watch must-carry channels in digital, including HD services, without the […]