HBO may be about to enter the Russian market through a joint venture with the local production company Amedia.
Russia’s Sistema has sold its 56% stake in the TV channel Moskovya to the Central Oil Company for an undisclosed fee, having acquired it only last year for $22.7 million (€18.5 million).
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has approved the sale of a 50% stake in Tricolor TV, the country’s leading DTH platform, to an unnamed individual.
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom now has 200,000 subscribers in St Petersburg.
The Russian commercial broadcaster CTC Media has announced the successful completion of a joint project with LG Electronics.
The Russian national telco Rostelecom ended the first quarter with 6 million pay-TV subscribers, or 8% more than in the same period last year.
The digital pay-TV market in Russia was worth over R9 billion (€224.9 million) in the first half of this year, with 11.7 million homes receiving services.
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom has announced that it is already offering its new “Dom.ru.TV Home Entertainment Centre” in nine cities.
The number of homes now receiving the national Interactive TV product from the Russian telco Rostelecom stands at 1 million, or 40% more than at the start of this year.
Miramax has entered into a multi-year subscription video on demand (SVOD) partnership with the Russian multimedia services company Stream, formerly known as Omlet.ru.