The Russian Cable TV Association (AKTR) will sign an agreement with the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) in the first quarter of this year.
The news was given to Lenta by AKTR’s president Yuri Pripachkin and RAO’s deputy DG Igor Bazilevsky.
Bazilevsky added that the only reason the agreement has not yet been signed is that copyright societies still do not know the amount they will receive from members of the AKTR. He also said that Kosmos TV and ER-Telecom, two of the country’s five leading cable operators, are refusing to sign the agreement.
However, this has been denied by a spokeswoman for ER-Telecom, while Kosmos TV has so far refused to comment.