Russia


MTS taps Huawei for new TV platform

Russian service provider MTS has teamed up with Chinese technology giant Huawei to deploy a single multimedia platform for TV services. MTS has partnered with Huawei to create what it describes as a unified multimedia platform to develop its TV products further across all distribution channels, including mobile, cable, satellite TV and IPTV. The service […]

Parrot Analytics: Black Mirror tops Netflix dominated Russian in-demand digital originals

Black Mirror topped a Netflix-dominated top 10 in Parrot Analytics’ analysis of the most in-demand digital originals in Russia for the week ending May 20. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer […]

Tricolor TV launches 4K UHD TV movie channel

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor TV has launched a 4K UHD TV movie channels. The Ultra HD Cinema channel will offer a variety of films in 4K UHD and is one of the first channels in Russia to offer Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The channel is available in the footprint of the Express AMU-1 […]

Akado passes 1K milestone for interactive offering

Russian cable operator Akado has signed up the first 1,000 customers for its new interactive TV service, launched in February in partnership with technology provider LifeStream. The service enables viewers to watch channels they subscribe to on mobile devices and the web as well as on TV. Subscribers can view content on several devices simultaneously, […]

NTV+ launches multiroom offering and updates Apple TV app

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has launched a new multiroom service for satellite TV customers, enabling users to watch different channels simultaneously on multiple TVs. NTV+ said that the service was aimed at both new and existing subscribers. To take advantage, customers will need to purchase either an additional receiver or a CAM module, for […]

Russian pay TV growth slows as uptake reaches 75%

Pay TV penetration in Russia reached 75% in Q1 2018, but the rate of growth slowed to its lowest point in the past 10 years, according to Telecom Daily. The Russian research outfit said that the total number of pay TV subscribers in Russia at the end of March stood at 42.7 million – just 141,000 more than […]

VimpelCom launching interactive advertising pilot

Russian service provider VimpelCom has launched interactive advertising on its Beeline TV service in partnership with GetShop.TV. The first stage of the pilot project will see GetShop.TV’s service made available to Beeline TV subscribers in Moscow and the surrounding region, enabling interactive advertising on the Yu, Zvezda, Muz TV and CTC channels. Viewers watching adverts […]

NTV+ launches on Apple TV and debuts new Georgia pay TV service

Russian pay TV provider NTV+ has launched an app for the Apple TV platform that allows users to watch over 180 channels on TV via the device. Owners of Apple TV boxes will be able to sign up for NTV+’s Supersport, Supersport Premium, football, kids, movies and factual packages via the app. Subscribers will also […]

NTV+ sees strong growth for OTT TV service

Russian pay TV provider NTV+ saw the number of paying subscribers to its recently-launched OTT TV service grow 3.5 times in the first quarter of 2018 to reach 41,000, making the service the group’s fastest growing business area. The OTT TV service is available both to current NTV+ subscribers and to those that don’t take […]

MTS adds to TV base

Russian service provider MTS had 1.822 million TV customers at the end of last year, up 32,000 quarter-on-quarter and 67,000 year-on-year. The company had 3.053 million fixed broadband subscribers at the end of 2017, along with 3.206 million fixed phone subscribers. MTS had 78.3 million mobile phone customers, a small year-on-year decline. However, mobile internet […]

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