Match TV is a free-to-air television channel that focuses on sports and healthy lifestyles. The channel is oriented at youth and family audiences and offers coverage of first-class international and national sporting events, sports news and commentary, sport shows and documentaries, as well as day-time shows about healthy lifestyles.
Match TV offers Russian viewers an unprecedented access to the broadcasts of major sports events, including assemblies of regular competitions and key international sports events such as Olympic Games, World and European Championships.
With its 24/7 operation, Match TV provides news coverage every hour. The daily show Vse na Match (Everyone Goes to Match) offers commentary and analysis of current sports events. Broadcast three times a day, the show features sport starts, experts and prominent commentators.
Match TV gathered star commentators pool that includes TV commentators Dmitry Guberniev, Georgy Cherdantsev and others. Famous athletes are also the headliners of Match TV.
Match TV creates original content and explores new ways of engaging with its viewers, such online website broadcasts, posting content to social networks.
The channel broadcasts in full HD format created by skillful TV crews using advanced technologies and state-of-art equipment that was used to organize national host broadcasts for Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Match TV implemented a new format of multibroacasting -- live broadcasts from various sport events held at the same time in different parts of the world.
The channel is broadcast throughout Russia free-of-charge and is part of the country's first digital multiplex.
It is planned that in 2016 the channel will cover three time zones and will produce five regional versions of Match TV throughout Russia.
The TV channel started broadcasting in November 2015 and is a flagship project of Gazprom-Media's sports media business.
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