Tricolor TV

Tricolor TV outlines Russian pay TV principles

Large basic TV packages and the ability to upsell customers will help sustain the pay TV industry in Russia, where a high proportion of viewing is devoted to free channels, according to market leader Tricolor TV. Speaking at the GS Summit in Saint Petersburg, Mikhail Goryachev, content director for Russian DTH provider Tricolor, said that […]

Russia’s Tricolor TV launch TV tablet with GS Group

Russian satellite TV provider Tricolor TV has launched a tablet computer designed to let users access its TV service, in partnership with technology firm and set-top box provider GS Group. The Tricolor TV GS700 tablet includes preinstalled software that allows Tricolor subscribers to have TV viewing access from anywhere in their household with WiFi reception. […]

New commercial director for Orion Express

Russian pay TV operator Orion Express has named Sergey Stavropoltsev, until recently the acting CEO of pay TV leader Tricolor TV, as commercial director. Stavropoltsev’s appointment follows the departure from Orion Express of the previous commercial director, Sergey Rozov. Stavropoltsev served as chief executive of Tricolor TV between February and July, having previously worked as […]

Tricolor TV launches 4K channel

Russian pay TV leader Tricolor TV has begun regular 4K TV broadcasts, with a pilot channel made available to subscribers at no extra charge.  Tricolor TV has teamed up with satellite operator Eutelsat to launch the channel, which is broadcast in 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution with a frame rate of 60fps, encoded in the […]

Tricolor TV sees strong growth

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has passed the milestone of 15 million households, of which 10 million are identified as ‘active’ subscribers.  Mikhail Gorjachev, content director of Tricolor TV, yesterday told local journalists that about 99% of new subscribers were taking the operator’s HD option, which now reaches 4.2 million households, of which 3.9 […]

EMEA leading global pay TV subscriber growth

Global pay TV subscriptions grew by 5.2% in the year to March and by 1.4% in the first quarter of this year, according to research carried out by Informitv. According to Informitv’s Multiscreen Index, 100 leading pay TV companies in 30 countries, representing about 330 million subscribing homes worldwide, added 4.17 million video customers in […]

Tricolor TV to introduce new audience measurement system

Leading Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has begun testing a new audience measurement system from its technology supplier GS Group. The TAM people-meter, developed by GS Group ad sales unit Agency 2, has been launched in test mode, with a view to a commercial launch early next year. According to GS Group, Agency 2 […]

GS Group unveils Tricolor TV multiroom box details

GS Group, the Russian technology supplier to the Tricolor TV platform, has unveiled details of the boxes it is supplying to provide the Russian pay TV leader with a multiroom platform. GS Group is supplying two digital set-tops to Tricolor, a primary device and a secondary box for second TVs. The main device, the GS […]

Tricolor TV launches multiroom offering

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has launched a multiroom offering. Marketing director Alexander Starobinets told journalists in Moscow that the operator wanted to address the fact that 85% of homes in major cities across the country had two or more TVs. The service will be available under a unified single subscription, allowing users to […]

MTS loses pay TV subscribers but Russian market expands

Russian service provider MTS lost 12% of its pay TV subscribers last year, potentially knocking it out of the list of the top three fixed line pay TV operators in the country, according to the latest figures from iKS Consulting. MTS had 2.58 million TV customers at the end of 2013, down from 2.94 million […]