Russia ended 2016 with 41.2 million pay-TV subscribers, or 3.6% more than a year earlier.
The GS Group holding company has released a new twin-tuner server set-top box under the General Satellite brand, designed for the Russian market – GS E502.
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.
The much-publicised deal under which Gazprom-Media gained a controlling stake in Russia’s leading DTH platform Tricolor TV a year ago has not been concluded.
Russia’s Tricolor has posted its 6 millionth customer and remains the fastest growing DTH platform in the world.
The Russian DTH platform Tricolor TV is to provide its subscribers in the European part of the country with free internet access in 2010.