MTS could shortly become a player in Russia’s already crowded DTH marketplace.
Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) plans to introduce pay-TV and broadband services in 10 more cities in the fist quarter of next year.
Russia’s MTS ended the third quarter with 2.9 million subscribers to its pay-TV services, or 200,000 more than a year earlier.
Russia’s MTS and Channel One have joined forces with Disney to create an interactive TV service aimed at children.
MTS has a launched what is Russia’s first comprehensive tablet offer.
Russia’s MTS has strengthened its position as a leading provider of cable TV and broadband internet services through two more acquisitions.
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom is now the country’s third leading provider of broadband internet services.
Russia’s MTS ended the second quarter with 2,937,000 pay-TV subscribers, or 1.1% fewer than three months earlier.
The Russian telco MTS has established a presence in the country’s Mari El Republic by acquiring Intercom for R90 million (€2.26 million).
Russia’s MTS plans to be offering pay-TV services entirely in digital by the beginning of 2014.