Love Nature 4K is now available as a fully localised service in Russia.
The Russian DTH operator Orion has launched HbbTV services on three thematic channels.
The market for content creation and rights acquisition in Russia was worth around R100 billion (€1.41 billion) in 2018.
Russia’s TV ad market will continue to lose out to the internet in the long term despite making a recovery in the second half of this year.
Legal OTT services in Russia had combined revenues of R10.62 billion (€147.1 million) in the first half of this year.
The Russian OTT service Megogo has opened a studio to produce its own content.
Russia’s State Duma is set to adopt a new law designed to combat the illegal distribution of TV channels on the internet.
Eurosport has added the exclusive rights for WTA tournaments to its tennis portfolio in Russia.
Russia’s MTS has acquired a 100% stake in United Film Studios, which owns the St Petersburg-based Kinopolis complex, for R2.042 billion (€27.6 million).
Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor has stopped broadcasting channels from VGTRK and National Media Group (NMG) on its online platform.