Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) is to deploy the Teleste Luminato video headend platform and Teleste Broadcast Manager service as part of a nationwide digital TV network across Russia.
Eurosport has extended its partnership with Russia’s MTS, thereby providing the latter’s mobile TV subscribers with access to Eurosport and Eurosport 2.
Russia’s MTS is planning to buy the St Petersburg-based ISP SkyNet for a reported $42 million (€32.5 million).
Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) ended 2011 with 3 million pay-TV subscribers, while the number receiving digital services increased by 25% during the year.
Russia’s MTS ended the second quarter with 2,635,000 pay-TV subscribers in its home market, a slight reduction (2,000) on the figure three months earlier.
The Russian telco MTS has acquired a 100% stake in Altair, a company that provides cable and broadband internet services in the city of Tula, for R680 million (€16.25 million).
MTS posted the highest revenues amongst companies providing telco services in Russia last year. However, the cable operator E-R Telecom enjoyed one of the highest growth rates.
Russia’s MTS has launched a commercial mobile TV service covering the entire country.
MTS may be about to further strengthen its position in the Russian cable marketplace by acquiring what is the country’s largest independent ISP.
Russia’s MTS ended 2010 with 2.753 million pay-TV subscribers, or 30% more than a year earlier.