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PCCW Global’s ability to serve broadcasters draws on an internationally-acclaimed IPTV pedigree and rich portfolio of media solutions
An OTT and online TV business seminar in Moscow, organized by PCCW Global in partnership with J’son & Partners Consulting, drew leading Russian and international telecommunications companies as well as prominent TV and OTT players....
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20 July 2015
Russia’s first TV channel and VKontakte agree legalization of video content
In yet another step in VKontakte’s strategy to legalize its content, the social network has reached an agreement with Channel One, Russia’s first TV channel. The broadcaster will provide the rights to broadcast its programs and popular shows in exchange for a share of advertising revenues....
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26 February 2015
Russian firm combines gaming and digital TV in new device, calls developers’ participation
Russia’s GS Group, an internationally oriented Russian tech company whose key activities include developing technologies for digital TV, has unveiled a prototype of a device that combines the functionality of a game console and a digital HD receiver. The company has called out the gaming community to unite in driving this technology forward....
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25 February 2015
CTC Media acquires online video content provider CarambaTV
CTC Media, a major Russian media company, yesterday announced the acquisition of a majority stake in CarambaTV, a producer of digital and transmedia content. CTC Media acquired a 51% stake for 148 million rubles (approximately $2.2 million at the current exchange rate)....
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14 January 2015
FOCUS: Russia’s MTS veers to satellite TV, seen as business diversification
MOSCOW, Nov 24 (PRIME) -- Major Russian mobile operator MTS has launched satellite television under its own name, whose popularity can assist in promoting the service. Analysts said the operator is trying to diversify business and has a chance to get a good market share. “We were the first in Europe to unite all possible channels of television content distribution under one brand. The entra...
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24 November 2014
DOM.RU HAS PREPARED GAMES
Perm Operator ER-Telecom has integrated TV-STB in Dom.ru TV cloud game service Playkey and has been starting the beta-test. The launch in commercial use will be in 2Q2015.  ...
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20 October 2014
DOMASHNIY IS LOOKING BETTER
TV Channel Domashniy has announced about changes in the brand style and launch of new content. New logo has appeared on air on 15th October, at 7 p.m. Key goal at the moment for the channel – so-called useful entertainment.  ...
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17 October 2014
TV INCLUDES ADVERTISING
Satellite TV operator Orion Express has announced the launch of federal advertising campaign.  ...
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9 October 2014
RUSSIAN OPERATORS TAKE MEASURES BECAUSE OF THE GROWTH OF VIDEO TRAFFIC
Large Russian operators fixed the growth of online video popularity among users, in this view, they start pay attention to the question, how to increase the throughput capacity of the networks (Vedomosti).  ...
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8 October 2014
FEDERAL ANTIMONOPOLY SERVICE (FAS) GAVE EXPLANATIONS ABOUT ADVERTISING ON TV
According to the FAS verdict, the advertising will remain only on 10 Russian obligatory public channels starting 1st January 2015, which are being distributed based on the license issued by Federal Radio and TV Commission.  ...
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3 October 2014
AMEDIA CAME TO TRICOLOR TV
Companies announced about cooperation.  ...
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1 October 2014
PAY TV MARKET IN RUSSIA KEEPS GROWING
Number of subscribers will increase till 45,3 mln.HH and Pay TV penetration rate will hit 83% by 2018. At the end of 1H2014, penetration was 68%.  ...
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26 September 2014
REVENUE OF PAID RADIO AND TV SERVICES IN RUSSIAN INCREASED FOR 77% SINCE 2013
Russian operators’ revenue increased from provision of paid radio, TV and satellite communication in 1H2014 for 77,6% vs same period last year – 15,4 bln.RUB, published Lenta.ru with a reference to Ministry of Communication.  ...
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23 September 2014
VIASAT AND NBA SIGNED THE AGREEMENT ON BROADCAST IN RUSSIA
National Basketball Association (NBA) and Viasat Broadcasting (part of Modern Times Group (MTG) signed long-term contract – to prolong the broadcast rights on NBA games on Viasat Sport and Viasat Sport HD channels in Russia, CIS countries and Georgia.  ...
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19 September 2014
STS WILL ADD SOME “PEPPER” TO ASIA
STS Media has started to broadcast international version of TV Channel Perez (Pepper in English), Perez International from ASTRA 5B satellite.  ...
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18 September 2014
REVENUE FROM TV SERVICES TATTELECOM INCREASED FOR 50% FOR A YEAR
Cellular communication revenue’s increased from provision of cable and IP television services for the 1H2014 and reached 207 mln.RUB, 50% increase vs same period last year (133 mln.RUB). Financial report IFRS is available on Tattelecom web-site.  ...
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12 September 2014
VIEWERS ARE OVERWHELMED BY “STREAMING VIDEO”
Streaming video is close by popularity to traditional TV. 77% respondents watch general TV several times per week or more, streaming – 75%. Such information was published in the research: TV&Media Report conducted by Ericsson ConsumerLab.  ...
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9 September 2014
ОТТ: UNCONQUERABLE ASIA
Online TV and video via broadband fixed Internet networks will be watched by 705,53 mln.HHs in the world by 2020 vs 196,9 mln.HHs in 2010 and 374,43 in 2014 (expectations). Such data was provided by Digital TV Research. Only in Asia Pacific region, number of HHs, that watch OTT video, will increase for 231 mln. in 2013 – 2020, this is 61%  of the total global growth. 140 mln. will be in...
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9 September 2014
GAZZAEV SUGGESTS SELLING TV RIGHTS ON FOOTBALL MATCHES BROADCAST FOR $700-800 MLN
Head of United Football League, Honored coach of Russia Valery Gazzaev performed with the expansive program of re-forming local football. He declared that the cost for broadcast of TV rights in Russia should cost 700-800 mln.USD. (sovsport.ru) “Yearly TV market – 15 bln.USD, Pay TV – 2 bln.USD. We should try to make it 700 – 800 mln.USD. We should develop football step by s...
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8 September 2014
A battle for the screen
“Smart TV is a new driver for online video viewing. As per 2013 year results, as many as 27% of Russian viewers watch online video on Smart TV – enabled TV sets”, - says Alexander Gadalov, TV and Video direction manager at J'son & Partners Consulting.    ...
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4 September 2014
In Ukraine it’s now possible to place an advertisement on Smart TV
The first Ukrainian Smart TV – based advertising network, - Smartoo.TV (www.smartoo.tv) – was launched in Ukraine by ReklaMonstr sales house. Thus, Ukrainian advertisers now have access to a broad and most solvent Ukrainian audience.  ...
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4 September 2014
THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS (MIA) IS BEING INTERESTED IN RADUGA TV.
MIA arraigned satellite TV operator Raduga TV on a criminal charges for broadcast without appropriate license. Such information was revealed by Itar-Tass with the reference to press secretary Roskomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskogo.  ...
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4 September 2014
DIGITAL TELEVISION COMPANY AND NKS MEDIA MERGE THE ASSETS
Subsidiary companies VGTRK and Rostelecom that produce non terrestrial TV channels packages – Digital Television (CTV) and NKS Media will merge resources. Such information was published by Vedomosti with reference to Deputy CEO VGTRK Dmitry Mednikov and Sergey Kalugin, President of Rostelecom. Two government companies executed MOI and now are being prepared for the deal.    ...
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3 September 2014
RUSSIAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNICATION AGENCIES (ACAR) ASKED TV CHANNELS TO REVEAL THE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE
Russian TV channels had received inquiries on reveal of ownership structure from ACAR in order to avoid improper application of a sanction. According to the source close to ACAR, such inquiries had been sent to all TV channels and many of them have already responded.  ...
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3 September 2014
Satellite TV operator “Orion Express” launched free-of-charge services subscription for new customers for three years.
Satellite TV operator “Telekarta”, an “Orion Express’s” subsidiary, announced special conditions for new subscribers: a three-year-long subscription is rendered for free whereas the customer is purchasing the hardware. This is a motivational measure aimed at the operator’s subscriber base enhancement. The special offer is active from 19 August to 30 September 20...
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2 September 2014
“Happy New Year” – Mikhail Goryachev, Tricolor TV content director
If tsar Peter the Great had a TV set, it might have refrained him from making his calendar reforms: the matter is that the “TV year” starts in September, like a New Year in a Peter-the-Great-époque Russia.  ...
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29 August 2014
RUSSIA WILL REVENUE ON SVOD SERVICES $874 MLN. BY 2020
The number of European households which monthly pay for subscription on SVOD will increase till 17,99 mln. by the end of 2014 from 1,78 mln. – results of 2010, and by 2020 its number will reach 59,41 mln.HHs (forecast of Digital TV Research). Penetration of SVOD services in West Europe will be higher (29,7%) vs East Europe (6,8%). Revenue from online TV and video subscription will also incre...
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28 August 2014
NETFLIX AND UKRAINE – THERE IS A CONTACT!
Last year – 27th August – famous American online cinema Netflix has registered trade mark in Ukraine. According to registration data, the company is planning not only broadcast video services but also distribute advertising and sale DVDs. All this allowed the company to receive first level domain in the country - netflix.ua. Perspective Ukraine  ...
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28 August 2014
An ever-seeing TV set
What’s your attitude towards a TV set? Invented in the beginning of the last century, television has long become “a window to the world” for the mankind. However, today’s attitude towards TV is rather skeptical. The world has split into three parties: first does not accept TV at all, trying to criticize it by all possible means as a “zombie box”.  ...
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28 August 2014
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is going to establish a TV channel
Until the end of the year SCO is planning to establish TV channel and Internet portal in Russia that will promote ideas and technologies in the sphere of entrepreneurship, published Interfax with a reference to the Deputy State Duma Andrey Svincov....
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27 August 2014
Russian Telecom Ministry Fine-Tuned TV
Since January 1, 2015, there only will be available for free TV channels included in the first federal multiplex and for channels with essential licenses issued by the Federal Tender Commission (FCC). Only these channels will be allowed to sell advertising.  ...
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25 August 2014
Over 800 UHD-channels will appear in the world by 2025
More than 820 channels in Ultra HD format will be broadcasting in the world by 2025: more than 560 will be DTH platform based and more than 260 - Cable and IPTV based. That was stated in NST’s research.  ...
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21 August 2014
The Ministry of Communications is “pulling the rubber” about TV development
According to documents published on the Regulation.gov.ru portal, the Ministry of Telecommunications is proposing to extend the terms of the "Development of broadcasting in the Russian Federation" Federal Targeted Program to 2018 and increase its funding to 147.6B rubles.    ...
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20 August 2014
SMART TV WILL CONQUER OVER 20%
Park of Smart TVs will reach 29,8 mln. by 2017 in Russia. This is 22% of the total number in the country, forecast by J’son & Partners Consulting. 7,2 mln. such TVs will be sold by 2017 or 78% of all sold TVs with flat screen (LCD and plasma screen).  ...
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20 August 2014
"ER-Telecom" well may surpass overtake MTS in the number of pay-TV subscribers
Who is the Number 3 Pay TV operator in Russia? Experts’ opinions differ. One of them say this is MTS, while the others are giving the third place to “ER-Telecom”.  ...
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19 August 2014
Pay-TV market is growing thanks to the leaders
The size of the Russian pay-TV market continues to grow both by expansion of the major players and also due to the increasing number of IPTV users.    ...
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19 August 2014
The HD 3D
“3D – MediaGroup” company, operating under a trade mark 3DMG, launched 3 free-of-charge own made TV channels in 3D format. Dmitry Yershov, the “3D – MediaGroup” managing director, has told a STANDARD’s correspondent about the reasons for choosing the SMART TV technology, as well as about other project’s specific features.  ...
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18 August 2014
The multiplex is half-empty
FSUE (the Federal State Unitary Enterprise) "Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network" (RTRS) launched the second digital multiplex broadcasting in Barnaul. The network that is able to provide coverage of this package is already built in the Altai region, however, TV channel operators lack funding to use it. This was made public by RTRS press-service on August 15.    ...
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18 August 2014
OTT SERVICES ARE INTERESTED IN PROMOTION OF UHD MORE THAN GENERAL PROVIDERS
4K and Ultra HD — this is of course the future, but to this future, players of telecom-industry will have different approaches and different tempo (assumptions of ABI Research analysts).  ...
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13 August 2014
70% INTERNET USERS WATCH TV ONLINE AT LEAST ONCE PER THREE MONTHS
Most internet users in Russia are using Internet for watching and downloading movies, other video (95,1%), music  (90,8%), reading books  (75,3%) and online  games (68,2%). Such data was provided in the research OnLife conducted by Synovate Comcon in 1Q2014 among internet users in large Russian cities in the age of 16 till 54.  ...
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13 August 2014
TV HAS REACHED THE OFFICE
TV in the office – became a must element service for universal operators: a lot of them include packages for B2B subscribers TV services.  ...
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11 August 2014
SMART TV IS ATTACKING
Movies are back on TV screens. According to Ivi.ru, people watch more and more movies on Smart TV in 2014 (44% of the total number), rather than on laptops and PCs (31%).  ...
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11 August 2014
Russian OTT video services cover about 0.7% global OTT market value
The share of Russian companies in the world market of OTT services amounted to about 0.7% by the end of 2013, according to J'son & Partners Consulting research.  ...
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8 August 2014
PAY TV CHANNELS ARE ORGANIZING ASSOCIATION IN ORDER TO FIGHT AGAINST THE RESTRICTIONS ON ADVERTISING IN RUSSIA.
Itar-Tass announced that Russian and foreign pay TV operators are planning to create an Association of Thematic Television. Such idea appeared because of the implemented restrictions on advertising distribution  on pay TV in Russia starting 1 January 2015.  ...
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7 August 2014
COMPARISON OF GLOBAL AND RUSSIAN OTT-VIDEOSERVICE MARKETS
J’son & Partners Consulting presented short results of the research of global OTT-videoservice market, comparison of key market indicators in Russia and in the world, 2011-2017. ...
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6 August 2014
Pay TV went up by 2 percent.
According to TelecomDaily report, Russia’s pay TV subscriber base has reached 35 million users in Q1, 2014 showing quarterly growth rate of 2% compare to Q4, 2013.  ...
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5 August 2014
AUDIENCE SHARE OF ENTERTAINMENT CHANNELS DECREASED DUE TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND UKRAINE
Kommersant published with a link to TNS Russia, that TV viewers are losing interest in entertainment channels; they are more interested in news content.  ...
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10 July 2014
TRICOLOR
Largest pay TV operators in the world continue to gain subscribers’ base.  ...
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9 July 2014
SATTELITE PROVIDER GIVES SET TOP BOXES ON CREDIT
Sattelite provider gives set top boxes on credit.  ...
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8 July 2014
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