Russian boost for Microsoft
By Chris Dziadul | May 13, 2009
Russiaís VimpelCom Communications has launched a new IPTV service in Moscow powered by Microsoft Mediaroom.
Known as Beeline TV, it offers subscribers 125 channels, of which four are in HD; the Nash football channel; features such as DVR recording; and 3,000 on-demand programmes and movies.
Beeline TV is the first Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV service to launch in Russia, and indeed the CIS, and follows a successful commercial trial of the Microsoft platform by VimpelCom under the TV Corbina brand.
An agreement between VimpelCom and Microsoft was first reached exactly 12 months ago.