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RTR Planeta live online, a Russian state-owned broadcaster, is an international service of VGTRK. It can be accessed via satellite and cable around the globe. RTR Planeta is also the only provider of Russian-language programming for the Asia-Pacific region, which is covered by the AsiaSat 2 Satellite. RTR Planeta is eager to embrace new technologies that allow viewers to access its content via IPTV, ADSL, and other advanced networks in order increase accessibility.
A separate version of the television channel was created in October 2009 to be broadcast via Eutelsat 36A satellite to Ukrainian viewers. This was necessary because the Ukrainian Television and Radio Broadcasting Council (Ukrainian Cable Operators) demanded that Russian TV channels not adhering to Ukrainian legislation be removed from their broadcasting list. This decision had a significant impact on RTR-Planeta and Channel One, as well as TV Center. RTR Planeta, a Ukrainian cable network operator, returned to Ukraine on May 1, 2010.