Alexander Akopov


‘Russian HBO’ makes a major channels move

Russian producer Amedia has moved into the channels business in a big way, effectively launching HBO in Russia and inking a huge programming deal with CBS Studios International. Founder and president Alexander Akopov tells Stewart Clarke about the company’s plans in the pay TV space. Amedia was until a recently best known as Russia’s biggest […]

Amedia preps programming, distribution deals as HBO and OTT launch

Russia’s largest producer Amedia has launched a premium channel and an OTT service today and founder and president Alexander Akopov (above) has told TBI deals are being negotiated for new programming and wider distribution of the new offerings. Amedia has snagged a raft of programming from CBS and HBO after inking volume and output deals […]

LA Screenings 2013: CBS Studios cuts two European volume deals

As the LA Screenings come to a close, CBS Studios International has inked two volume agreements with European broadcasters. The studio has locked in deals with Amedia in Russia and MTV3 in Finland. In Russia, CBS has agreed a multiyear, multiplatform deal with Amedia, the producer and channel operator that earlier this week inked a […]