​Gazprom-media expands the distribution of sports channels
26 January 2016

The company Red media, a part of the holding Gazprom media, and the leading operator Tricolor TV of digital television agreed to the inclusion of the four channels from a group of Match into the main operator service package.

On January 25 four new sports channels Match! Arena, Match! Game, Match! Our Sport, Match! Fighter became available for Tricolor TV subscribers.

Match! Arena - 24 hours a day about sports for sophisticated audience. The most prestigious tournaments live: the Olympic Games, World and Europe Championships in track-and-field athletics, biathlon, cross country skiing, figure skating, water sports and others.

Match! Our Sport - top-rated tournaments live: VTB United League, Championship and Cup of Russia in volleyball, Russian Championship in handball, mini-football, the Football National League, Russian Championship in swimming, track-and-field athletics, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, biathlon and others.

Match! Fighter is dedicated to professional and amateur martial arts: boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, judo, wrestling, sambo and others. It provides the great number of live broadcasts, the most spectacular events of the martial arts of the world with the participation of Russian and foreign athletes, broadcasts from sports matches, organized by domestic promotion companies: the world of boxing, Fight Nights, M1 Global, ACB.

Match! Game – the rating global tournaments live: European club tournaments in basketball, volleyball, handball and other sports games.

The channels KHL TV, HD TV KHL and Our Football have already been available for Tricolor TV subscribers. Now the operator provides its subscribers other sports thematic TV channels, the broadcast which covers top-rated and prestigious international and Russian sports events. Such main events as the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the European football championship in France will be shown on these channels in 2016.

General Director of Red media Roman Stolarski: "The partnership with one of the largest players in the market allows us to represent sports thematic channels to a wider audience. We hope that our cooperation is not limited by this, and in the future we will expand the range of TV channels of different topics of our distribution center in the Tricolor TV packages.

Tricolor TV Director General Alexei Kholodov, "Sports content is one of the most popular in the pay-TV market. We know how these sports channels were desirable for our subscribers. In 2016, the operator will continue the course on balanced packaging, where the quantity, quality and diversity of thematic channels correspond to the needs of the maximum number of viewers. "