Omline, the Russian digital TV service operated by Mostelecom, has surprising closed.
CNews reports that all information on pay-TV and telephony hitherto offered by Omline has disappeared from the company’s website.
Mostelecom is part of National Telecommunications and began large-scale reconstruction of its analogue network in Moscow in 2007, investing $200 million (€148.5 million) in the process. This allowed the company to significantly increase the number of channels it offered.
Omline itself was one of the most technically advanced services in the Russian capital, offering viewers VOD, HDTV and PVR and competing with the likes of Akado.
The last Russian digital TV service to close was Divo TV in 2005.