National Media Group and Media Telecom today announced the launch of three pay TV channels offering content from the world’s leading studios – Sony Pictures, Paramount, BBC, Universal, Disney, Freemantle, and MGM.
The TV channels, .Red, .Black and .Sci-Fi, will be available in June 2021, replacing the former Sony Channel, Sony Turbo, and Sony Sci-Fi in the pay TV networks.
The channels’ content will be focused on the most renowned and beloved series, movies, and TV shows produced by Sonу Pictures Television, as well as other series and content, including shows not previously available on Sony channels.
For the .Red, .Black and .Sci-Fi channels, the exclusive distributor will be Media Telecom, with its proven track record of managing TV channels and the non-linear services of Fox Networks Group; the TV channels of the Fenix and Star Media groups; and those of UFC TV and STS Kids. Media Telecom will also be responsible for the channels’ content.
Svetlana Balanova, CEO of National Media Group: “We highly value our partnership with Sony Pictures Television, and we are certain that Media Telecom’s expertise will help to expand the Russian viewership and quench audiences’ thirst for top-quality content.”
Irina Panfilova, Senior Vice President for Distribution and TV Channels, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS, Sony Pictures Television: “We are grateful for our partnership with National Media Group and will continue to work together in the field of content distribution to provide viewers with premium content from Sony Pictures Television.”
Alexandr Kosarim, CEO of Media Telecom: “We are ready to deliver to Russian audiences top content from the libraries of Sony Pictures Television and other major studios with widely recognized and highly rated content. We hope that the .Red, .Black and .Sci-Fi channels will endear themselves to viewers and our partners in the pay TV market.”
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