Thursday, June 21, 2018

Rostelecom acquires rights to broadcast Hollywood hits from Paramount

Russian telecom operator Rostelecom announced on Tuesday that it secured the rights from Viacom International to be the sole provider of the Paramount Channel.

The station will broadcast a large variety of Hollywood blockbusters and many iconic films from the past. Paramount Pictures, Paramount Channel's parent company, owns the rights to a large collection of films, including much of the DreamWorks Studio collection.

Subscribers of Rostelecom's interactive TV service will have additional access to Paramount Channel's on-demand services and hit films such as "Transformers," "Mission Impossible," "Revolutionary Road," "Iron Man," "Shrek" and "The Godfather."

"I am very pleased that our relationship with Rostelecom was further developed," Viacom Russia CEO Elena Balmont said. "I have no doubt that Rostelecom's advanced platform technologies and partnerships with world-famous Hollywood studios will become a favorite for movie fans in Russia."