Vladimir Ryazantsev

Vladimir Ryazantsev

Vladimir Ryazantsev is the Central and Eastern Europe Analyst for the IHS Technology Television Media Team. Vladimir’s responsibilities include tracking and writing about key developments in the cable, digital terrestrial and satellite television industries as well as the internet and telephony services which are provided by cable TV companies in over twenty countries.

He has recently produced an Insight Report on the regulatory changes in the Russian pay TV market titled ‘Despite economic decline and political turmoil, pay TV is growing in Russia’ (https://technology.ihs.com/575761/despite-economic-decline-and-political-turmoil-pay-tv-is-growing-in-russia)

Vladimir holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc in Economics from The University of Bristol. Vladimir is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.


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European Broadband Cable Yearbook - 2016

The European Broadband Cable Yearbook, produced in association with trade body Cable Europe, is widely recognised as the definitive guide to the European Cable Industry. Published continuously for over a decade, this annual report contains detailed data on the size and value of the cable industry in all European Union countries as well as other European Economic Area markets. With company-level information and market wide analysis it shows trends in cable uptake, digital progression, revenue and ARPU, broadband cable and cable telephony. Also includes a written summary of the cable industry developments within each country over the last year.

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Liberty Global builds cable TV leadership in Poland with Multimedia Polska deal

Liberty Global has agreed to acquire Multimedia Polska, the third largest cable company in Poland, through its subsidiary UPC Polska. The deal is valued at PLN 3 billion ($760 million), but Liberty Global warned that the price may be adjusted downwards due to the operational and financial performance of Multimedia Polska prior to closure. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.

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Central and Eastern Europe pay TV 2015

At the end of 2015, 75.9 million homes in Central and Eastern Europe had pay TV, a penetration rate of 63.6%. Cable remains the largest pay TV medium, accounting for 48% of subscriptions, ahead of satellite (37%) and IPTV (13%).

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