Parabola reports that the channel, which will be on air for 24 hours daily, will broadcast mainly in Russian and is licensed for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Germany, Spain and Israel.
It adds that the RRTV has informed the EU members on the list that their territories can transmit Current Time with a Czech licence.
RFE/RL has also received a licence to distribute Current Time through special transmission systems, namely on the internet at http://www.currenttime.tv/, https://www.youtube.com/user/currenttimetv. This licence is also valid for 12 years.
Current Time is distributed by satellite on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B (13 degrees East).
It was launched in 2014 as a Russian language TV news programme aimed at countries bordering Russia.