Orion Express has said it plans to transform the 85 degrees East slot into a Russian equivalent of Europe’s most popular 13 degrees East position.
Marshall Capital sold its 10.7% stake in state-run fixed-line operator Rostelecom to billionaire Arkady Rotenberg.
The Russian market of pay-TV is one of the largest in the world: in the 2012 it had 31.9 million households connected via cable, satellite and IPTV.
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) has named Petia Toncheva as senior licensing manager for Russia and CIS.
The Russian DTH platform Tricolor TV has taken electronic counter measures against pirates.
The Russian government has widened its grip on broadcasting, according to a new report on digital switchover focusing on Russia and the CIS countries published by the European Audiovisual Observatory.
Progress in the second Russian DTT mux is under way, according to the Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR).
Moscow-based Mobile Tele Systems has increased the number of available HD channels to 18, half of which are included in the basic TV package.
Russian premium broadcaster NTV-Plus plans to begin distributing channels Over the Top, said marketing director Alexey Zhuravlev.
MTS could shortly become a player in Russia’s already crowded DTH marketplace.