Russia possesses a vast broadcasting market undergoing rapid change. Both freely accessible and paid content is widely available from cable TV, terrestrial, internet protocol TV and satellite platforms. Competition is driving new network deployments and network modernisation, as incumbent broadcasting network operators face challenges associated with digitising analogue networks and increased competition from new market entrants, particularly from the telecom sector. Newly deployed networks are predominantly based on fibre or satellite. Digital terrestrial TV deployments are underway, with analogue switch off proceeding on a region by region basis. Offering extensive coverage of market development, major players and industry-related statistics, this report provides an insight into Russia’s evolving convergence and broadcasting market.
MTG sells Russian pay-TV business; Rostelecom launches interactive TV; Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) secures transponder on Astra 1F; amended TV broadcasting rules adopted; report update includes the regulator’s market data to September 2015, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q3 2015, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Comstar, Mostelecom, Akado Group, NTV, Ren TV, CTC Media, TV Radio Company.