Andrei Kholodny has been appointed the deputy general director for the development of non-linear services at Tricolor TV, Russia’s leading pay-TV operator.
Russia’s pay-TV market added 180,000 subscribers in the first quarter, its lowest growth rate in five years.
Russian leading pay-TV operator Tricolor TV had revenues of R4.4 billion (€72.6 million) including VAT in the first quarter, an 11% increase of the same period in 2016.
Russia’s second largest social network Odnoklassniki (OK.ru) has started carrying content from BBC Russian.
Russia’s State Duma has approved a law on the regulation of audiovisual internet services in its third reading that could have a major bearing on Netflix’s expansion in the country.
The Ukrainian regulator National Council has added Multimania TV to the list of prohibited foreign channels in the country.
NTV-Plus has become the first DTH platform in Russia to offer Ultra HD services on a national basis.
The operator of Russia’s Match TV has filed an application with the Moscow City Court to accept preliminary measures against sports.ru.
The Russian DTH platform operator Orion ended the first quarter with 2,978,500 subscribers, or 1% more than three months earlier.
Russia’s TV ad market grew by 10% in the first quarter of this year, according to Sergei Koptev, the first deputy director of the National Advertising Agency (NRA).