OTT TV episode and movie revenues for 22 Eastern European countries will reach $3.51 billion in 2023; more than triple the $1.01 billion recorded in 2017.
The Arbitration Court of St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region has ruled that subscribers to Tricolor TV have the right to pay for only the channels that interest them.
The Russian telco MTS has added five Viacom channels to its DTH offer.
The Russian cable operator Akado plans to become an MVNO by the end of this year, employing Tele2’s network.
Pay-TV operators in Russia signed up to one and half times more subscribers than usual during the World Cup earlier this summer.
Tricolor TV’s transition from a single-product business to a multiplatform operator bore fruit in the first half of this year.
A third (34%) of Russians would rather pay for a movie in good quality on the internet rather than watch it for free in poor quality.
The Russian satellite platform MTS will add Eurosport4K to its channel line-up on August 13.
Russia’s Digital TV (DTV) has undertaken a management review of its relationship with key partners.
Russia’s Rostelecom ended the second quarter with 10 million subscribers to its pay-TV services.