The Orion group of companies has announced the debut of two thematic channels serving Russia and the CIS countries.
OTT growth for Russia’s MTS
The Russian operator MTS ended the first quarter with 7.2 million OTT media subscribers.
New realities for Russian OTT
Russian OTT services are having to adapt to new realities in the absence of Western content.
New docu channel for Russia
A new documentary channel made its debut in Russia on May 15.
Strong growth for Russian VOD market
Russia’s VOD sector was worth R67.8 billion (€771.7 million) in 2022, or 17% more than a year earlier.
Veon gets US Vimpelcom sale approval
Veon has obtained a licence from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to sell its Russian subsidiary Vimpelcom.
MTS completes Russian ISP group acquisition
Russia’s largest mobile operator MTS has completed of the third and final stage of its acquisition of Zelenaya Tochka Group’s assets.
Poland bans Russian Arabic channels
Poland has added RT Arabic and Sputnik Arabic to the list of services not allowed to be distributed in the country.
Estonia to block Russian TV channels
Estonia’s Consumer Protection and Technical Supervision Agency (TTJA) informed ISPs about 53 domain names through which it is possible to watch TV channels sanctioned in the European Union.
Viasat to launch hourly channels in Russia
Viasat became the first pay-TV broadcaster in Russia to launch four hourly versions for its movie TV channels.