Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor will launch two thematic channels this autumn.
Quoting Telesputnik, TelecomDaily reports that the company will acquire 2,500 hours of content a year, from countries such as Turkey, the Philippines, Argentina and Mexico, for the Lovestory channel. It will make its debut on October 6 and all premieres it shows will be offered with dubbing.
Meanwhile, Soviet Film Classics will launch on November 3 and show more than 1,000 titles in total. From January 1, 2024 it will start broadcasting hits from the Gorky and Lenfilm film studios on an exclusive basis.
Commenting on the new channels, Marina Gasparyan, director of content production for Tricolor, said: “We regularly conduct research on television viewing and note a steady interest in Soviet cinema and foreign romantic series. New channels will give the opportunity to watch your favorite native films every day and get acquainted with modern multi-part projects from around the world not only to Tricolor clients, but also to the television audience throughout Russia”.
According to Tricolor, cable and satellite operators will be able to purchase rights to broadcast the new TV channels.