Advanced Television


3 new channels integrate Le Bouquet Russe

THEMA Company, a specialist in the distribution of multicultural audiovisual contents, and a subsidiary of Canal+ International, has announced the expansion of its Russian channels’ portfolio with three new channels. THEMA has also announced their launch within ‘Le Bouquet Russe’. on Free’s, Orange’s and Bouygues Telecom’s offers. The three new channels are: Domashniy is a Russian […]

October 14, 2021

Arianespace readies 36 OneWeb satellites for launch

A Soyuz rocket, operated by Arianespace, will launch 36 OneWeb satellites on October 14th from Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome. They will be launched into a near-Polar orbit at a target height of 450 kms. Launch time is targeted for 6.40pm (local time). This flight will be the 61st for a Soyuz rocket and the 11th for […]

October 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

YouTube bans RT German channel

YouTube has removed RT’s German-language channels for “breaching its Covid misinformation policy”. “YouTube has always had clear community guidelines that outline what is allowed on the platform,” said the streaming platform. RT’s German channel was initially issued a strike for uploading content that violated YouTube’s Covid misinformation policy, resulting in a suspension of posting rights […]

September 29, 2021

NHL and Liga Stavok sports betting partnership

The National Hockey League (NHL) has welcomed Liga Stavok as the Official Sports Betting Partner of the NHL and Official Sportsbook of the NHL in Russia and the CIS region, and the League’s first-ever exclusive partner in Russia. As Official Sports Betting Partner of the NHL, Liga Stavok will conduct dynamic marketing campaigns utilizing NHL […]

September 23, 2021

Eutelsat expands over Russian waters

Eutelsat’s Konnect Russia subsidiary has signed a MoU with RTCOMM for connectivity distribution to sea and river vessels in Russia. Eutelsat says the intention is for a strong focus on maritime VSAT services and showcasing satellite’s potential to connect hard-to-reach areas. A press statement read: “Thanks to the in-orbit resources and infrastructure of Konnect Russia, […]

September 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

RSCC enters Brazil’s TV market

The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and service provider Romantis Brazil have started broadcasting the TV Difusora channel in the state of Maranhao in northeastern Brazil. In the urban and rural areas of the state with a population of over three million, television broadcasting is delivered via the Express-AM8 satellite, which is located at 14 […]

August 26, 2021

Ruptly signs deal with Russia’s Krasnogorsk Archive

Ruptly, the global video news agency, has announced the signing of a deal with Russia’s Krasnogorsk Archive to bring a selection of vital and illuminating video materials to the world’s markets via its platform. Krasnogorsk, a Russian state archive and one of the largest audio-visual archives in the world, is home to an extensive film […]

August 24, 2021

Express-AM33 satellite has logged almost 32m km after changing orbital slot

Specialists of the Ops Dept of the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) orbital constellation have completed the translation of the Express-AM33 satellite from the orbital position of 96.5° E to the 11° W slot. To translate the Express-AM33 to the required position, the satellite had made 120 orbits around the Earth at an altitude of […]

August 17, 2021

OneWeb’s next launch confirmed

Russia’s Roscosmos says that the next launch of OneWeb satellites, initially set for August 5th, will now take place on August 20th or 21st. A Soyuz 2.1b rocket, managed by Arianespace, will carry 36 OneWeb broadband satellites into orbit. The launch will happen from Baikonur, in Kazakhstan. Russia has launch contracts in place with OneWeb […]

August 2, 2021By Chris Forrester

Insight TV FAST channels on Xiaomi devices

Insight TV, the global millennial-focused channel and content producer, has partnered with TV and smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi to bring its FAST (Free Advertising Supported Television) channels to Xiaomi mobile phones and TVs. The distribution agreement sees lifestyle channel Insight TV, action sports-focused channel inTrouble, science/technology channel inWonder and nature and wildlife channel InWild available to […]

July 26, 2021