TV1000 Russian Kino heads west

The Viasat TV1000 Russian Kino premium movie channel has been launched in the US.

It is being distributed by the DISH Network, being made available in its five-channel Russian Mega Pack and also on as an a la carte option.

TV1000 Russian Kino made its debut in Russia, the Baltic Republics and CIS in October 2005.

In the US, it will target an estimated 5-7 million Russian language speakers.