Rostelecom and National Media Group (NMG) are reported to be negotiating the merger of their respective OTT services Wink and More.TV.
Quoting sources close to the two parties, RBK> says that talks have been taking place for several months, having begun before Svetlana Balanova became head of NMG in February.
More.TV was launched in late 2019 and had 2.5 million subscribers at the end of last year.
Meanwhile, Wink made its debut in 2018 and, unlike More.TV, does not make its own productions.
Merging the two services would allow Rostelecom and NMG to compete more effective such OTT services as ivi and Okko.