Russia’s Tricolor TV has acquired 5.3 million HD subscribers in the three years since it launched services in the format.

As a result, says the company, it is now the fourth leading DTH platform in the world in terms of HD take-up.

Furthermore, it plans for its entire subscriber base to be receiving HD services by 2017.

Tricolor TV adds that it is the only operator in Russia to be providing more than 30 HD channels in its main package, which is available to all its customers living in the footprint of Eutelsat 36A and 36B.

HD channels are also available in all its other packages.