Russia’s Rostelecom ended Q3 with 8.4 million subscribers to its pay-TV services, or 8% more than in the same period last year.
The Russian telco Rostelecom has made its Interactive TV 2.0 service available anywhere where there is internet access from any provider.
The Romanian incumbent Romtelecom and its sister company Cosmote are to undergo a major rebrand and will operate under the name Telekom Romania from mid September.
Romtelecom has signed an agreement with the Malta-registered company Intel Sky Broadcast (ISB) for the distribution of Look Plus and Look TV.
The OTE-backed Romanian incumbent Romtelecom saw its TV subscriber total increase by 6.8% in the year to June 30.
The Scripps Network International channel Fine Living has been launched on Romtelecom’s DTH and IPTV platforms in Romania.
Romania’s Ministry of Information Society (MCSI) has awarded Romtelecom and Cosmote a licence to build a telecom network in more disadvantaged parts of the country.
Romtelecom is deploying Cisco’s Videoscape as its expands its pay-TV service from satellite to cable.
The Romanian incumbent Romtelecom saw strong growth in the take-up of its TV services (DTH, IPTV and cable) in the year to March 31, the total of 1,370,380 representing an increase of 7.3%.
Romania’s Romtelecom and Cosmote are to undergo a major rebrand this autumn.