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TO WHAT LEADS THE BAN OF ADVERTISING ON PAY TV. INDUSTRY’S REPRESENTATIVES SPEAK ABOUT AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW ABOUT ADVERTISING
State Duma made an amendment to the Law about Advertising that will seriously change the market of cable TV in Russia.   According to the amendments, it is not possible to use advertising in TV programs, TV shows on paid TV channels. To such category, do not belong Russian free channels, and channels that are being broadcasted via limited radio band resource - terrestrial broadcasting. Besi...
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8 July 2014
CELLULAR NETWORKS ARE SPEEDING UP
Cellular communication penetration rate in Priangarye today is over 140% according to experts’ estimations. Other words, 1,4 SIM cards per one inhabitant. Revenue from voice services also stabilized and mobile Internet is showing vast increase. Cellular phones, tablets, car alarms and other devices, that can accept and send data on air, are part of everyday life. It is not surprising that as...
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8 July 2014
STS MEDIA CONTENT APPEARED ON AMERICAN SERVICES HULU
Roskino (Russian Cinema) and Digital Media Rights launched Russian TV series on USA market....
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7 July 2014
PAY TV CHANNELS WILL REIMBURSE THE LOSES FROM ADVERTISING VIA OPERATORS
The increase in license payments will compensate loses of advertising revenues....
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7 July 2014
ORION EXPRESS IS EXPANDING THE CHANNEL PORTFOLIO AND WILL LAUNCH A COMBO TV SET TOP BOX.
Satellite operator Orion Express is planning to expand the number of regional TV channels on its digital platforms and in autumn to offer combo subscribers’ terminals DVB-S + DVB-T2. With the help of them, subscribers will be able to watch terrestrial digital TV via DVB-Т tuner and to purchase the interesting channels from operator....
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7 July 2014
BEELINE LAUNCHED HD VOICE
Beeline launched HD Voice technology on its mobile network in Moscow in June- codec AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate Wide-Band), another name is G.722.2. ...
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7 July 2014
CENTRAL BANK OFFERED VISA AND MASTERCARD TO WORK WITH NATIONAL PAYMENT CARDS SYSTEMS (NPCS) THAT IS NOT READY YET
Such suggestion was made in order for Visa and Mastercard not to pay billions of security deposit.  ...
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7 July 2014
AUTOMOBILE IS TRANSFORMING INTO SMARTPHONE
The number of auto apps will reached 269 mln. by 2018 and increase the indicator of last year fivefold, according to the research conducted by Juniper Research in the sphere of automobiles.  ...
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7 July 2014
MOBILE INTERNET WAS CHECKED BY CINEMAS.
Vigo Company (optimizing and managing mobile networks) conveyed the research about mobile internet networks’ quality all around Russia. The company didn’t make any measurements and prepared the analysis based on data from internet-cinemas. According to the processed data, Megafon is a leader among BIG3. As was announced by Vigo, 14,5 mln. video views in online-cinemas were analyzed dur...
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4 July 2014
ORION EXPRESS GETS INVOLVED WITH LOANS.
Orion Express together with Tinkoff Credit Systems (TKS) bank launched a program for providing loans on purchase of equipment from operator.  ...
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4 July 2014
RUSSIAN POST WILL SPEND SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLIONS OF RUBLES ON INFORMATIONAL SYSTEM ABOUT UTILITY AND HOUSING BILLS (UHB) / ITAR-TASS
The system will start to work on regular bases starting 1 January 2017, said Deputy Minister of Communication and Mass Media.  ...
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4 July 2014
AMENDMENTS TO ANTI-PIRACY LAW WERE ACCEPTED IN THE SECOND READING / INTERFAX
Deputies from State Duma accepted the law draft about amendments to so-called anti-piracy law by majority votes in the second reading. The suggested amendments cover its influence on anti-piracy law on all authors’ and neighboring rights, excl.rights on photo works and works received by ways, similar to the photography. These amendments will take into force on 1st December, 2014.  ...
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4 July 2014
DIGEST OF TV MARKET NEWS: 16 — 30 JUNE
The conference European Perspectives of Pay TV Industry Ukraine was held on 16th June in Kiev. Participants stated about worsening of business climate in the sphere of pay TV because of Crimea occupation and long term conflict on the East side of Ukraine.  ...
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4 July 2014
GLONASS WILL PROVIDE COOPERATION OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN REGARD TOWARDS TRANSPORT NAVIGATION
The Ministry of Transport in Russian Federation suggested to establish a non commercial partnership Glonass as organization that will be responsible for cooperation between Russia and PRC in the sphere of navigation technologies on transport (announced in press release of the partnership).  ...
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4 July 2014
TO BE BOUND
Book market experiences not the best times. Nevertheless, experts came to the conclusion, that in 2013 negative tendencies have left the market and stabilization can be observed....
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4 July 2014
THE MOST FUNCTIONAL SERVICES OF MOBILE BANKING IN RUSSIA WERE IDENTIFIED.
Analytical agency Markswebb Rank & Report presented results of the third wave of regular research and rating of Russian mobile banking services rating - Mobile Banking Rank 2014. 87 mobile apps, 29 Russian banks were researched  - apps for the most popular mobile platforms  iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone and for mobile browsers. The inspection of each mobile check was made by ch...
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3 July 2014
EX-SHAREHOLDERS OF VKONTAKTE PAID 4 MLN.USD FOR LIVETEX SERVICE
Vaizra Capital fund (is owned by ex-shareholders of social network Vkontakte Lev Leviev and Vyacheslav Mirilashvili) invested 4 mln.USD in Livetex service – company-developer of online-communication platform, Saint-Petersburg – such information was published by Vedomosti with a link to fund’s PR department. This information was confirmed by commercial director Livetex Oleg Karpit...
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3 July 2014
“MILITARY” TABLET WAS CREATED IN RUSSIA
Unique tablet was created specifically for Russian military forces, based on domestic operational system that can work under water, to protect from dust and fall outs, and has comparable characteristics to modern devices. New Russian tablet has smart button that allows at any time to switch off modules that can transfer information: dynamic, microphone, camera, GPS, 3G, Bluetooth.  ...
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3 July 2014
ER-TELECOM WILL TRANSFER ALL ITS SUBSCRIBERS ON DIGIT UNTIL THE END OF 2014
ER-Telecom (operating under Dom.ru brand) is planning to begin the process of transfer of its subscribers from analog TV on digital till the end of 2014. Before this operator launched budgeted TV set top box that supports DVB-C format and sponsored the lease of the device. Operator is not going to increase the subscribers’ fee but is going to increase the number of available TV channels for ...
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3 July 2014
HORROR AND ACTION MOVIES WILL NOT BE BROADCASTED FOR RUSSIANS
Propaganda of violence in movies is now under the Law about restriction on use of obscene language in movies and on stage (The Law came into force on 1st July).  ...
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3 July 2014
TV CHANNELS IN KAZAKHSTAN, WHAT DO THEY BROADCAST?
J’son & Partners Consulting researched TV market in Kazakhstan.  ...
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3 July 2014
LARGEST GLOBAL TELECOM COMPANIES: R&D POLICY
Companies should invest nonstop in research and development of new products if they want to stay competitive. Total volume of investments in R&D last year by communication operators was over 29,2 bln.USD.    ...
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3 July 2014
ASUS IS PLANNING TO STAY THE LEADING PROVIDER OF MOTHER BOARDS IN RUSSIA AND EUROPE
ASUSTeK Computer Company is going to keep the leadership in deliveries of mother boards and graphic cards on European and Russian market, told Alex Kim, General Manager of ASUS Open Platform Business Group on European region. In his interview to Taiwanese portal DigiTimes he said that specially developed for play PCs mother boards and graphic cards made by Asus under Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand...
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2 July 2014
UKRAINE HAS STARTED THE NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING THE JOINING TO INTRA EUROPEAN ROAMING.
National commission for communication and infromatization regulation is going to start additional negotiations with the same European authorities regarding the joining of Ukraine to recommendation of Euro omission to constant decrease of costs on roaming services Europe and adaptation of intra European tariffs. Ukrainian costs on roaming are very differ now in comparison with European. For example...
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2 July 2014
APP MADE BY UKRAINIAN DEVELOPER REACHED 6 MLN.DOWNLOADS IN APP STORE
Ukrainian company Readdle added to Apple App Store Scanner Pro app in 2009 that has reached 6 mln.downloads today. This program can scan documents, convert them in PDF and to store, print and send via email or to Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive by the use of iPhone and Ipad.  ...
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2 July 2014
DOM.RU WILL LAUNCH BUDGETED VERSION OF SET TOP BOX FOR TRANSMISSION ITS SUBSCRIBERS BASE TO DIGIT
ER-Telecom Company (works under Dom.ru brand) is planning to start the massive procedure till the end of 2014 on transmitting its subscribers from analog to digital TV. For this purpose will be launched budgeted set top box that supports DVB-C and sponsor all costs for its rent. Operator does not plan to increase the level of subscribers’ fees for such transition, but is going to increase th...
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2 July 2014
GPMD AND RESOLUTION LAUNCHED PILOT CAMPAIGN IN SMART TV
Nissan was the first project’s client. Gazprom-Media Digital, the largest seller of video advertising in Runet together with Resolution Agency run first advertising campaign in devices with Smart TV function that provides access to the largest video portals. Advertising video of Nissan Juke was viewed by Russians who watch internet video via TV sets Samsung, LG and Philips. In advertising ca...
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2 July 2014
A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN A TABLET. LIFEPAD II WAS PRESENTED IN PETERSBURG
New version of LifePAD II tablet was presented in Petersburg – an ambitious project of venture fund Life.SREDA and financial group Life. Partners of the modified solution became Intel (re-equipped the device) and MTS (provided niche internet traffic). In general development strategy of the second generation of project is similar to the previous plans of organizers, but still has something ne...
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2 July 2014
IVI.RU REFUSED FROM ADVERTISING
Online cinema ivi.ru expanded the functionality of app deti.ivi. Now it is possible to switch off the advertising and to store cartoons on the device for further view without connection to the Internet.  ...
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2 July 2014
HOW TO FIGHT SMS SPAM? TO BE CONTINUED…
It happened a lot when you were afraid to leave the phone even for a min when you were waiting for important SMS but instead received a suggestion to purchase new couch under special offer. Besides, you did really purchase this coach and your number got in this clients’ base. Situation is close to many people.  ...
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2 July 2014
ALIEXPRESS HAS STARTED ACCEPT PAYMENTS VIA YANDEX.MONEY
Users of one of the largest Chinese trade online platforms – AliExpress received an opportunity to pay for purchases via Yandex.Money wallet. Besides, it will be also possible to pay from mobile phone account and by cash via 170 thousand payments spots including communication salons and terminals Sberbank....
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1 July 2014
SYSTEMS OF IDENTIFICATION VOCORD CAN NOW FIX PEOPLE THAT ARE HIDING THEIR FACES FROM CAMERAS
Russian company Vocord is one of the leading developer and producer of intellectual systems of video monitoring and audio registration – “taught” its system 2D identification of faces Vocord FaceControl – to identify people that are hiding their faces from video monitoring cameras.  This function is based on innovational 3D principles – 3D sight, implemented by d...
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1 July 2014
MARK SHMULEVICH HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO ACRONIS TEAM
Ex Deputy Minister of Communication and Mass Media in Russia Mark Shmulevich came to IT company Acronis as strategic and operational director. At the same time he became a partner in international venture fund QWave Capital. Before his duty in the Ministry he worked together with founder of Acronis....
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1 July 2014
PARENTS' MEETING – BY VIDEOCONFERENCE
In Moscow school #1420 was held first parents’ meeting by video conference method. If new format of communication between teachers and parents is successful, the system will work starting September in 20 schools, finalists of competition School of new technologies. Same system is being used by Moscow authorities for holding meetings with large number of participants. After tests, system will...
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1 July 2014
NEUTRALITY WON ON PRACTICE
Tattelecom (Republic of Tatarstan) launched LTE network that is operating in 1800 MHz band. This is the first launch in Russia of the network based on the technological neutrality principles and also first launch of network in 1800 MHz band.  ...
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1 July 2014
STARTING 1ST JULY, VISA AND MASTERCARD ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REFUSE TO SERVICE RUSSIAN CLIENTS
The Law about creation in Russia the National Payment Cards System and provision of non-stop work of international payment systems is getting into force. Now operators of payment systems don’t have the right to stop the provision of services to Russian clients one sided. The question about secure payment for Visa and MasterCard – that means level of penalty for breaking the law –...
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1 July 2014
SATELLITE WAS SENT TO SIBERIA
Search engine Sputnik (launched by Rostelecom at the end of May) has started the regional expansion. Sputnik opened its representative office in Novosibirsk. Main tasks of new company’s division – are regional development and localization of socially oriented services. The service will be working in beta version (limited functionality) until the end of the year without advertising. Nev...
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1 July 2014
Mobile communication is leading the market
Operators experience decrease in revenue from traditional voice fixed communication services in corporate segment. At the same time the growing revenue from mobile communication services, broadband access and data transfer this year, should compensate the decrease....
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29 June 2014
Croice secures $500,000 from Imperious Group to develop “new format of photo stories”
Last week Croice, whose mobile app allows you to create photo stories with a background audio, announced its first round of financing with $500,000 brought in by venture fund Imperious Group....
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30 January 2014