Russia’s Orion Express wants 300 channels

Pay-TV operator Orion Express says it wants to grow the number of channels it has within its portfolio from 250 to 300 by the end of 2015. The broadcaster added some 83 channels during 2014.

Orion claims 2.41 million subscribers as at the end of September 2014, and transmits its signals across Russia via Intelsat-15, Horizon-2 and Express-AM5 satellites.

The fast-expanding operator added coverage in Kyrgyzstan in Central Europe in 2013, and has also debuted services in Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in recent months.

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