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TV Channels of Russia

Updated June 14, 2019 47.1k views41 items

A list of Russian TV channels. All popular TV channels in Russia have been included. In this day and age, virtually every country has its own set of television networks. TV originally evolved from radio, and up until the last few decades, virtually all television content was broadcast over the air. Today, cable and satellite providers directly broadcast much of what is watched.

Programming can be created both in house, or by a studio or other production facility that is sometimes directly affiliated with the station. Television shows can also be imported (and exported) to other countries, often through syndication. While satellite and cable currently take all the glory, over-the-air broadcasting is not being left behind as many countries are making the switch from analogue to digital broadcasts.

What are Russian TV channels? Take a look here for an extensive of alll the Russian TV channels.
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  • 2×2

    Note: TV channel
    2×2 is Russia's oldest private entertainment TV channel, founded in 1989. It was temporarily closed in 1997 and rebooted in 2002. Since 2007 it specializes in adult-oriented animated series....  more
  • 7TV Russia

  • A-One

  • BRIDGE TV

    Note: Music channel
  • Channel One Russia

    Channel One is the first television channel to broadcast in the Russian Federation. The channel replaced the channel "Ostankino" that broadcast after The Soviet Union broke up in 1991 as a successor...  more
  • CTC TV

  • Discovery Channel Russia

  • Disney Channel Russia

  • Domashniy

  • Karusel

  • MTV Russia is a Russian language free-to-air 24-hour music and general entertainment channel broadcasting in the Russian Federation. Under a licensing agreement from Viacom International Media...  more
  • Muz-TV

    Muz-TV is a Russian music TV channel, broadcasting since 1996. It is largely modelled after western MTV and predates launching of MTV Russia in 1998. Muz TV was founded by Sergey Lisovskiy. Today...  more
  • NTV

    NTV is a Russian television channel. As a subsidiary of Vladimir Gusinsky's company Media-Most, it was a pioneer in the post-Soviet independent television media, but was later taken over by...  more
  • NTV Canada is a Canadian exempt Category B Russian language specialty channel. The channel is owned by HTB Canada Inc. It broadcasts programming from NTV Russia and local Canadian content. NTV Canada...  more
  • NTV Plus

  • O2TV

  • Petersburg - Channel 5

  • RBC TV

  • REN TV

    REN TV is one of the largest private federal TV channels in Russia. Founded by Irena Lesnevskaya and her son, Dmitry Lesnevsky, who had been running REN TV as a production house for other national...  more
  • RTR Planeta

    Note: International version of Russia 1 and Russia K
    RTR-Planeta is the international service of VGTRK, a state-owned broadcaster in Russia. It is available throughout the world via cable and satellite. In fact, RTR Planeta is the only provider of...  more
  • RTVi

    RTVi is a Canadian Category B Russian language specialty channel owned by Ethnic Channels Group. It broadcasts programming from RTVi and local Canadian content. RTVi is a general entertainment...  more
  • Russia 1

  • Russia 2

    Note: Ex Sport
  • Russia 24

    Note: Ex Vesti 24
  • Russia K

    Note: Ex Kultura