Russia’s Channel One has decided to take a proactive approach in its fight with piracy.
Thematic channels in Russia now have a combined audience share that is greater than that for Channel One, the country’s leading broadcaster.
Russia’s State Duma has allocated Channel One R3 billion (€44.5 million) for the next two years.
Ren TV and Pyatnitsa were the star performers in Russia’s TV industry in 2016, with both growing their revenues by around 20%.
Russia’s leading broadcaster Channel One managed to reduce its losses 10-fold in 2015.
Russia’s leading broadcaster Channel One has entered into a partnership with Kartina.TV.
The Russian broadcaster Channel One has opted for Globecast to help it reach new audiences in Europe and Asia via Hot Bird and AsiaSat 5.
Russia’s leading broadcaster Channel One is set to begin transmitting in China from 2016.
Russia’s leading broadcaster Channel One has added a new channel to its portfolio.
Russia’s two leading broadcasters Channel One and VGTRK are to each receive an additional R3.5 billion (€56.8 million) in state subsidies.