The decline in MTS’s triple-play customer base continued in the first quarter, with the Russian company ending March with 6,766,000 subscribers.
Russia’s MTS has extended the deadline under which subscribers of the former DTH platform Raduga TV can move over to their satellite TV service at favourable rates until the end of May.
Russia’s MTS has launched a paid online video service known as MTS TV.
Russia’s MTS saw its share of the pay-TV market in Moscow grow from 12% in 2013 to 17% at the end of last year.
Russia’s MTS is planning to launch an OTT service that will rival both Skype and WhatsApp.
Russia’s MTS both gained pay-TV subscribers and reduced churn in 2014.
Russia’s MTS will take subscribers of the now closed DTH platform Raduga TV up until the end of March 2015.
MTS and its daughter MGTS have become the third leading provider of fixed-line pay-TV services in Moscow, pushing VimpelCom back into fourth place.
MTS is to take over the subscriber base of Raduga TV, the Modern Times Group (MTG)-backed Russian DTH platform that ceased broadcasting on December 5.
Russia’s MTS has undertaken UHD tests and is ready to offer its subscribers services once reception equipment becomes more widely available.