Akado adds to offer

Russia’s Akado Telekom has become the first platform in the country to offer its subscribers a HD version of the federal channel Rossiya.

The latter, which is operated by the state broadcaster VGTRK (RTR), is being trialed on Akado’s network as a free-to-view service, with a full launch scheduled for December 29.

Akado was established in 1995 and in Q3 this year had 708,000 broadband internet and around 1 million cable TV subscribers in Moscow and Moscow Region.