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Eurosport Gold is an exclusive sports TV channel for viewers of Rostelecom’s Interactive TV

Exclusive sports TV channel Eurosport Gold has been launched on Rostelecom’s Interactive TV, watched by more than 4.6 million families all over Russia. It is the only Russian channel to broadcast the matches of the National Hockey League (NHL). Leading Russian commentators Andrey Yurtaev, Oleg Mosalyov and Sergey Fedotov, as well as famous hockey experts Vladimir Dekhtyarev and Alexander Kuzmak, will work for the channel.

Eurosport Gold TV is the result of cooperation between Rostelecom and Media Alliance, which develops and distributes channels in the Discovery and Eurosport portfolios. Eurosport Gold is based on the content from Eurosport 2. Besides exclusive coverage of the most prestigious hockey world championship, viewers can watch Italian Football Cup matches, the most important Grand Slam tournaments in tennis (Australian Open and Wimbledon), the Grand Prix of Figure Skating, snooker competition—the most fascinating type of cue sports, as well as other great sports events worldwide.

“It is symbolic that Eurosport Gold starts to broadcast on Interactive TV the same year we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the legendary USSR-Canada Super Series that introduced the best hockey players of the NHL to us. The National Hockey League portfolio is largely determined by Russian players — just think of Alexander Ovechkin or Evgeny Malkin. Now many Russian fans can watch live regular games and NHL playoffs, as well as other most prestigious competitions around the world,” noted Andrey Golovanov, director of content policy at Rostelecom PJSC.

“The launch of Eurosport Gold is an important step in strengthening our productive and longstanding cooperation with Rostelecom, whose subscribers have access to a full portfolio of Discovery and Eurosport, including HD channels. We believe in sports and aim to develop our sports TV offerings on the most high-quality content from all over the world and the expertise of the Media Alliance team,” commented Media Alliance general director Grigory Lavrov.

Eurosport Gold in SD is included in YOUR OPTIMAL, YOUR ADVANCED and YOUR MAXIMUM packages, and the channel in HD is a part of YOUR PERFECT HD package.