Russia’s MTS will make digital TV services available across its entire network on July 1.
Discovery Networks EMEA has signed a multiple channel mobile TV agreement with Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS).
Russia’s MTS ended 2011 with 2,987,000 subscribers to its pay-TV services, up from 2,580,000 a year earlier.
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.