Orion Express is now the fifth leading provider of pay-TV services in Russia, as well as the country’s second largest DTH platform operator.
Russia’s MTS ended 2012 with 2.9 million pay-TV subscribers, while its fixed broadband internet customer total amounted to 2.3 million.
VTB Capital has bought a minority stake in National Satellite Company (NSC), the operator of Russia’s leading DTH platform Tricolor TV, for an undisclosed fee.
RRsat has launched a new solution that enables major international broadcasters to reach cable and DTH services in Russia and the CIS.
The Russian commercial broadcaster CTC Media has appointed Lorenzo Grabau as a member and co-chairman of its board of directors, effective upon the closing of its 2013 annual meeting of stockholders on April 30.
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.