Russia-1 is a state-owned television channel that was first broadcast in the Soviet Union on 14 February 1956. The station is known as "Programme 2" and only broadcasts monochrome children's programming. When the channel moved to another frequency in the mid-1960s, it was renamed Program 2. In 1968, it became the home of the national news show Vremya. This channel has a very loyal following.
Russia-1 has the most popular English-language newspapers. The Russian-language Moscow Times is one of the most well-known in the United States. Despite the fact that it's a prestigious publication, it has been on the Internet since 2017. The newspaper was sold by its publisher, Sanoma Independent Media, to TMT, controlled by businessman Vladimir Dzhao. It is no longer available in print, but is available on the Internet.
VGTRK is a conglomerate owned by the Russian government. It operates as a unitary enterprise and provides broadcasts in 54 different languages. On September 14, 1998, the channel changed its name to "RTR" and changed its logo. As of 2009, the channel broadcasts mostly sports and action movies. VGTRK is the largest media company in Russia. With this, it has grown to become the largest media group in Europe.
There are several government-funded programs on Russia 1 online. Some of them are free. Others cost money, but they are still worth watching. AN&N and Sberbank are two major state-owned companies, and these companies make millions of dollars from advertising and other types of revenue. While both are important, Russia-1 is a must-watch for anyone interested in the Russian media. The channels' quality programming is second to none. The content of the channels is diverse and well-known and often has a wide audience.