German media commission KEK has granted RTVi Germany the green light for the new entertainment channel RTVi Archive.
Berlin-based media authority MABB can now go ahead and issue the broadcast licence. RTVi Archive will be distributed as pay-TV service via satellite, cable and DTT as well as on Kartina TV, an OTT platform for Russian-language channels in Germany.
RTVi Germany already operates Russian-language general interest channel RTVi that launched in April 2003. Through several 100% subsidiaries, Ruslan Sokolov holds all shares in the broadcaster.