Russia

Russian OTT services see subscription revenue outpace advertising

Ivi.ru is the leading Russian OTT provider

Subscription and transactional income for Russia’s streaming services surpassed advertising revenues in the first half of this year, according to a report by Telecom Daily.… Read more

Russian withdrawal predicted for Netflix and Amazon

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Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will withdraw from Russia due to new laws on OTT platform ownership, a leading analyst has predicted. The services will… Read more

Tricolor TV launches test of online TV service

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Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has launched its planned OTT TV service in test mode. The service will enable subscribers to access its services… Read more

Russian group pitches case for international BRICS TV channel

Pavel Pautov at the Chinese summit

The BRICS Business Council, a sub-group of the BRICS leaders summit currently taking place in China, has expressed support for a Russian proposal to launch… Read more

MTS signs up OTT providers for interactive TV platform

Amediateka will join the MTS platform

Russian service provider MTS has opened up its interactive TV platform to third-party OTT TV providers and made it available throughout the Russian regions. MTS… Read more

Tricolor TV highlights battle against piracy in Russia

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Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV says it was instrumental in blocking 520 pirate internet resources in the first half of this year, leading to… Read more

Okko reports first operating profit as user base expands

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Russian OTT TV service Okko has reported its first operating profit after first-half revenues for the online movies service jumped by 59% in one year.… Read more

ER-Telecom secures green light to acquire Akado regional operations

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Russian competition watchdog the Federal Antimonopoly Service has given a green light to ER-Telecom to acquire the Ekaterinburg and St Petersburg subsidiaries of Akado Group,… Read more

Clubbing TV Russia launches with Rostelecom

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Dance music channel Clubbing TV has launched in Russia after securing carriage on Rostelecom’s TV platform. The new Clubbing TV Russia channel includes locally produced… Read more

Rostelecom takes lion’s share of Russian IPTV adds

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Russian service provider Rostelecom added half a million TV subscribers in the year to June, taking its total to 9.5 million pay TV homes, up… Read more

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