Nautical Channel, already available in Russia via Megaphone and several other carriers, will be available starting 1 April on Continental. This expansion will increase Nautical Channel's Russian reach to well over 1 million addtional subscribers. Nautical Channel also plans to reach another 5 million Russian subscribers through its Horizon satellite.

Laurence F. Hopper, CEO and founder of Nautical Channel said, “Sailing and boating is growing in Russia and Russian participation in international sailing sports events is impressive. With our partner Yuri we will also introduce Russian boating and personalities to the rest of the world.” Yuri Fadeev said, “I’m delighted to be part of bringing the Nautical Channel to Russian yachting professionals and enthusiasts, and would like to welcome our audience to the ever growing international family of Nautical Channel viewers.”

Yuri Fadeev, a yacht designer by education, has a wealth of experience in managing various yacht projects, from custom sailing boats to luxury superyachts. Yuri’s understanding of Russian yachting life and boating industry will ensure; the channel's rapid expansion throughout the country, and the highest quality of specific yachting content translation.

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