WATCH VIDEO. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in cooperation with the Voice of America, are launching a Russian language news network, Current Time, or Nastoyashchee Vremya, in Russian.
The digital news channel will bring “real news to Russian-speaking audiences everywhere, Current Time is engaging audiences from Lithuania to Kazakhstan and providing an alternative to Kremlin-sponsored media. The day-long video stream builds on the successes of individual daily news programmes started in 2014 and 2015.”
The channel’s distribution network comprises 32 cable affiliates in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Germany, and Israel; a live video stream and is also hosted on the digital platforms filmon.tv and MeGoGo, and available as a FTA service on the Eutelsat Hotbird-8 satellite.