Paid revenues for Russian online VOD services have exceeded those from advertising for the first time.
The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) has decided to restrict the free reception of the Russian channel for a period of six months.
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom has bought the St Petersburg-based b2b operator Direct Telecom for a fee believed to be in the region of R350-400 million (€5.03-5.75 million).
The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) will meet this week to discuss the future distribution of the Russian channel TVCI in the country.
Although Netflix and Amazon Prime Video should boost the SVOD sector in Central Eastern Europe considerably, the former is likely to leave Russia.
Russia’s National Advertising Agency (NRA) plans to raise the cost of TV ads in the country by 20% next year.
Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor TV has launched an internet broadcasting platform.
Russia’s Rostelecom is again in talks to buy the cable operator Akado, seven years after a deal between the two parties collapsed.
Russia’s Gazprom Media’s revenues in the first half of this year amounted to R40.6 billion (€580.2 million), or 6% more than for the same period last year.
Russia’s MTS enjoyed modest growth in its pay-TV subscriber total in the year to June 30.