Vimpelcom has made its free mobile application Beeline TV accessible to home digital TV and internet subscribers on iPads throughout Russia.
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom ended 2012 with 2,348,000 cable TV subscribers, or 34% more than a year earlier.
Russia’s Rostelecom ended 2012 with 6.6 million pay-TV subscribers, a 12% increase on a year earlier.
The Russian OTT market could be worth up to $400 million (€312.1 million) by 2020, with pay-per-view and VOD accounting for 50% of the total.
Russia’s MTS ended Q4 2012 with 2,938,000 subscribers to its pay-TV services in the country.
There has been a sharp upsurge in the number of IPTV subscribers in St Petersburg, Russia’s second city.
The Russian news and information-based channel Expert TV has gone off the air due to bad debts.
The Russian telco Rostelecom now has 1.5 million subscribers to its ‘Interactive TV’ service.
There could be a delay in the construction of the second DTT multiplex in Russia.
CTC Media expects to sign transmission agreements with the Russian Television and Radio Network (RTRS) for the two licences it has secured on the country’s second DTT multiplex sometime this month.