The broadband market in Moscow is now saturated, with both its value and subscriber numbers falling.
The 24-hour French music and dance culture channel Clubbing TV will make its debut in Russia in April.
The Gazprom Media-owned channel TV3 is looking for OTT platforms to co-invest in content production.
Intelsat has signed a multi-year extension with Orion Express for satellite services supporting DTH and media distribution services in Russia via the Intelsat 15 satellite.
The Russian OTT service Okko had revenues of R775 million (€12.6 million) in 2016.
The Russian mobile operator MegaFon’s video and TV OTT solution MegaFon TV had 1.6 million registered users as of the end of 2016.
The Russian OTT operator ivi saw its net revenues in 2016 increase by 50% to R1.5 billion (€23.9 million).
The Russian internet company Yandex is to partner with several major TV channels and film studios.
Russia ended 2016 with 41.2 million households receiving pay-TV services.
Russia’s Rostelecom saw its pay-TV subscriber total grow by 8% to 9.3 million in 2016.