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Tricolor launches live event channel

Russian pay TV platform Tricolor has launched its own live event broadcast channel, Bolshoi Efir, which will focus on special events that do not normally find their way onto Russia’s airwaves.

The channel will launch with a live broadcast of the launch of a Soyuz-2 rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome that carries the Progress MS-13 vehicle bound for the International Space Station.

Tricolor viewers will be able to view the docking of the cargo vehicle with the space station in real time.

Othe rlive events to be shown on the channel shortly after launch include a live broadcast of the seventhKubka Soyuznogo Gosudarstva fighting competitionwhich will mark the 20thanniversary of the signing of an agreement that created a ‘union’ between Belarus and Russia.

The channel will be available to Tricolor customers via various means – the Tricolor satellite TV set-top, hybrid receivers and Tricolor’s cinema and TV app on smart TV, smartphones and tablets.