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Russia’s Beeline sees boost from TV as COVID-19 hits mobile

Russian service provider Veon, which operates the Beeline brand, saw its TV subscriber base jump by over half in the year to June 30, taking it to over 2.3 million subscribers. Speaking to analysts after the company posted its quarterly results, Co-CEO Kaan Terzioglu said that Veon’s Beeline digital TV customer base was “now 50% […]

Beeline adds More.tv SVOD offering, names new CFO

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand has launched National Media Group-owned subscription video-on-demand offering Bilayn TV (More.tv) on its platform. More.tv, which is aimed at a broad family audience, includes premieres of Russian series ahead of their terrestrial TV airing and international series at the time of their international release, along […]

ER-Telecom and Beeline make new appointments

Russian service provider ER-Telecom has named a new chairman and set about reorganising its structure across the country. The service provider has named Andrey Semerikov as chairman, replacing Elena Ivashentseva who will continue to sit on the company’s board. Semerikov served as CEO of ER-Telecom from 2001-18, after which he became deputy chairman. He also […]

Veon names interim Beeline CEO

Russia’s Veon has named Viktor Biryukov as interim CEO of its domestic service provider arm, VimpelCom/Beeline. Biryukov will combine the chief executive role with his existing remit as EVP of legal affairs and corporate relations. His appointment follows the announcement last week that Vasyl Latsanych, Beeline’s current CEO, is to step down at the end […]

Russia’s Beeline appoints new CEO

Russian telco and wireless provider, Beeline, has named former MTS Group executive Vasyl Latsanych as its next chief executive. Latsanych, who has spent more than 16 years in telecoms – most of it with rival telco MTS Group in a number of senior roles – is due to take up his new post on January […]

Vimpelcom rebrands as Veon, sets new company direction

Russian service provider VimpelCom has rebranded to Veon as part of its efforts to transform itself “from a telco to a global tech company”. Veon said it is undergoing a “reinvention” based around the rollout of its new Veon-branded internet platform – a service that it launched in Italy in Q4 2016 and now aims […]

Iliad to become Italy’s fourth mobile player

France’s Iliad Telecom has signed a deal with Hutchison and VimpelCom to acquire assets that the pair are being forced to sell off to secure approval of the merger of their Italian mobile subsidiaries by the EC. According to Iliad, which operates in France under the Free brand, the agreement will enable it to launch […]

Beeline TV extends OTT reach with Apple TV

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has launched a Beeline TV app on the fourth-generation Apple TV box. The app enables Beeline TV subscribers to watch channels on Apple TV regardless of their domestic internet provider, enabling those who do not use Beeline’s broadband service to sign up for the TV […]

VimpelCom makes senior marketing appointments

Russian service provider VimpelCom has made a number of senior marketing appointments. Irina Lebedeva, formerly head of marketing in the Moscow region, has been named as director of residential marketing, while Snezhana Chernogortseva, formerly marketing director at Red Bull Russia, has been appointed as director of strategic marketing and integrated communications, bringing together marketing communications […]

Telenor ends Baksaas consultancy as Vimpelcom fallout takes its toll

Telenor has terminated its consultancy agreement with former CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas by mutual agreement amidst the ongoing fallout of an international criminal investigation into alleged corruption involving Russian service provider Vimpelcom, in which the Norwegian telco has a one third stake. Baksaas, who stepped down as Telenor CEO in August after 13 years, was […]

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