ArmInfo. The general director of Rostelecom Armenia Hayk Farmazyan delivered a report on the topic "Internet broadcasting, pay TV in a competitive market" at the international conference "Cable TV Days of the Caucasus 2017", which was held in Armenia for the first time.
According to the press service of the company, A. Farmazyan in his report presented the trends of development of cable television in the international market, the growing pace of development of OTT and IPTV technologies, the trends in organizing broadcasting and watching TV using cloud technologies of high-speed Internet.
He noted that in the future, for the successful development of television, it will be necessary to present convergent (joint) media services. The international conference "Days of Cable Television of the Caucasus" is held annually since 2004. The organizers of the conference "Days of Cable Television of the Caucasus 2017" were the Association of Cable Broadcasters of Armenia, the Association of Cable Television of Russia and the Union of Cable Television of Georgia. Cable and satellite TV operators, content providers, leading experts and experts of the professional community of Armenia, Russia, Georgia and other countries, attended the conference. The conference enabled 70 representatives from 41 companies to discuss issues related to the development strategy of the industry, the conformity of state regulation to the interests of the community, the promotion of quality content, in particular, domestic production, as well as legislative problems in the framework of the round tables. Particular attention was paid to the issue of increasing the number of pay-TV subscribers and increasing the incomes of market participants.
OJSC Rostelecom (www.rostelecom.ru) is one of the largest telecommunications companies of national scale in Russia and Europe, present in all segments of the communications services market. The number of Internet users exceeds 10.9 million, and pay-TV subscribers - 7.7 million. Russian OJSC Rostelecom through its subsidiary in Armenia, GNC-ALFA started promoting and retailing telecommunications services in Armenia under its own brand at the end of 2012. The financial stability of the company is confirmed by the assignment of a high rating: "BBB-" - from Fitch Ratings and "BB +" - from Standard & Poor's.