The Russian DTH platform Orion has added the Viacom channels Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy to its offer.
Under the terms of the agreement between the two parties, Orion will also provide maintenance of the channels and signal delivery to cable operators.
The latter will be done through two satellites that are part of the Orion group of companies, namely Horizons 2, located at 85 degrees East and covering European Russia, Urals and Siberia, and Express-AM5, located at 140 degrees East and covering eastern Russia.
Cooperation between the two companies began in 2016 and Orion already delivers MTV Russia, Paramount Channel and Spike to cable operators.
Commenting on the latest development, Andrei Trufanov, head of the telecom services department at Orion, said: “It is a great honour for us that a client with such high standards as Viacom once again chose our platform to host its TV channels. We know how carefully colleagues approach this choice. Our range of services to broadcasters is by far the most comprehensive of the media platforms represented in Russia on the basis of a single media platform. This allows us to provide our clients with comfortable “one-window” service, as well as economic benefits”.
Lajos Okos, director of technology and operations for Viacom in the CEE region and Russia, added: “Turning to Orion, we are confident that we will receive high-quality services, and, most importantly, at all stages of implementation, our tasks will be treated with attention, not only following the requirements, but also offering the most profitable solutions. This has been verified by us more than once, and we confidently transfer our flagship channels to the Orion media platform”.