Russia


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 […]

NTV+ launches kids TV package with Megogo

Russian pay TV service provider NTV+ has struck a strategic partnership with OTT TV operator Megogo to launch a joint kids TV product as part of its OTT offering. The new service, Detskiy Premium, offers an extended subscription to 15 kids channels and over 1,300 animated and live shows from the Megogo on-demand library for […]

NTV+ now available as smart TV app

Russian service provider NTV+ has launched a smart TV app for Samsung TVs, enabling subscribers to access its service without the need for a set-top box or conditional access module. NTV+ subscribers can log onto the app on Samsung smart TVs and access their existing subscription offerings, new users must register and can then subscribe […]

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 […]