Additional services are now the main driving force in the Russian pay-TV market.
The Russian regulator Roskomnadzor has blocked the retransmission of the channels TV3, TNT, CTC, Dohzd, Pyatnitsa and Ren TV on over 200 internet sites.
The Russian cable operator Akado Telekom has launched an OTT service in partnership with Lifestream.
Russia is set to simplify the blocking of mobile applications that distribute pirated content.
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom is set to buy two triple play providers belonging to the Telemir group of companies.
The Russian cable operator Akado is no longer for sale, according to Viktor Vekselberg, the head of Renova.
Vancouver-based Health, Wellness & Lifestyle TV (HWLTV) has signed a two-year non-exclusive deal to launch on Rossiya TV in Russia.
Russia’s National Media Group (NMG) and CTC Media are to effectively consolidate their internet assets.
National Media Group (NMG) has acquired an 80% stake in the three channels operated by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) in Russia.
Russian movies have yet to cash in on the country’s rapidly expanding OTT sector.