Первый Канал, ОРТ
(First Channel/ORT Channel) - is a television channel in Russia that is controlled by the state. As the first television channel to broadcast in the country, it provides a diverse selection of programs, which includes various genres such as entertainment, information, journalism, education, feature and documentary films, and serials that target a wide audience. This channel operates for 24 hours a day, providing a comprehensive range of content to its viewers.
ТНТ (TNT TV Channel) - is among the top 10 TV networks in Russia and targets young adults aged 18-30. The channel primarily focuses on TV shows and comedy series for entertainment.
Россия-1 (Russia-1 TV Channel) - another widely watched Russian channel broadcasting talk shows, game and reality shows, sports and news.
РТР-Планета (RTR Planeta, Russia) - it's a mix of content from the following channels: Russia, Russia Culture and Russia 24. Round-the-clock information and entertainment channel in the Russian language for Russian-speaking people living anywhere in the world, including the USA, China and countries of Western Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
TV-3 - is a Russian television channel that broadcasts TV shows in sci-fi, mystery, and fantasy genres. The channel is widely available across Russia and primarily targets viewers who have an interest in these genres.
Zvezda (Телеканал "Звезда") - a social and patriotic TV channel, is run by the Russian Ministry of Defence and is a nationwide network in Russia. Its programming includes news, documentaries, and films.
STS (СТС) - is a commercial Russian TV channel that primarily focuses on broadcasting TV shows and other forms of entertainment media. It is a classic entertainment channel, with games and quizzes, comedy series, humorous shows, and feature films occupying the majority of its airtime.
НТВ (NTV Russian Channel) - 24-hour TV channel that produces a diverse range of content catering to a variety of audiences, including news, socio-political discussions, entertainment and educational programming, documentaries, and social initiatives. The channel's original programming includes popular action and drama series that enjoy popularity both in Russia as well as internationally.
RT - Russia Today - Russian News Channel - Russia government-controlled TV channel mainly broadcasting world news in different languages. You can get a Russian perspective of the world by watching this channel.
Current Time TV (Настоящее Время) - is one of the few Russian-language television channels that is not sponsored by the Russian government. The channel claims to broadcast uncensored news, differing views on problems, and informed and civilized discussions. The editorial office of this TV station is located in Prague, Czech Republic. The channel was created by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty with the participation of Voice of America.
Россия 24 - Russia 24, Russia - declares itself as the primary source of information for both national and international audiences, broadcasting 24/7 in Russia and beyond. Its programming covers a diverse range of topics, including global and regional news, politics, the economy, culture, science, technology, and sports. In addition, it provides economic analysis, interviews with prominent government officials and business leaders from Russia and abroad, live coverage of major events at home and overseas, as well as documentaries.
Евроньюс Россия - Euronews, Russia - European news channel in Russian language covering worldwide news.
РБК-ТВ (RBC-TV Russia) - is a Russian business television channel that provides around-the-clock coverage of significant economic, financial, and political developments both in Russia and abroad.
Москва 24 - M24 (Moscow 24 TV) - keep up-to-date with the latest news and events in the Russian capital by accessing Moscow 24's reports, interviews, and live broadcasts. The service was founded by Sergey Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow, and provides detailed information on upcoming events.
Вместе-РФ (Vmeste-RF) - is the first parliamentary television channel in Russia. It covers topics related to the upper house of parliament - the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The channel position itself as the "Channel of the Regions." It offers live coverage of Federation Council meetings, parliamentary hearings, regional news, popular and educational science programs, as well as documentaries.
Телеканал «Россия – Культура» (Russia-K Culture) - a national Russian countrywide not-for-profit television channel, broadcasting culture and arts-oriented shows.
RTД - RT Documentary - a subsidiary of RT is a documentary channel dedicated to Russian city lives, nature and traditions of different ethnicities in Russia and the world.
Мир ТВ (Mir TV, Russia) - multi-national state television broadcaster, broadcasting programs in Russian and featuring programming from all the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Большая Азия - информационно-страноведческий канал (Big Asia - travel channel) - Russian travel channel, which was created in cooperation with India.
Телеканал «СПАС» (SPAS TV) - Russian 24-hour public orthodox church TV channel. Spas is translated from Russian language as 'Saved'. It is a federal channel which started broadcasting on July 28, 2005. The owner of the channel is the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
MOSOBR.TV Московский образовательный - an online educational channel founded by the Department of Education and Science of the City of Moscow provides various media resources dedicated to modern education, educational programs, analytical series, and engaging talk-shows. The main objective of this TV channel is to make education an interesting and widely discussed topic.
Рен ТВ (RenTV Russia) - social and political channel with action-packed content for an active audience.
ТВ-Центр (TV Center Russia) - state-run Russian TV dedicated to programming that highlights various aspects of Moscow life.
Медиавещание Мариинского театра (Mariinsky TV) - an official online broadcasting channel of the renowned Mariinsky Theater is for those who love Russian opera and ballet.
Охотник и Рыболов (Hunter and Fisherman Channel) - все о рыбалке и охоте - everything about hunting and fishing. It's a fascinating journey into the world of ancient instincts and skills, into the world of adventure.
Телеканал 78 - Санкт-Петербург (TV Channel 78 - Saint Petersburg) - they call themselves the main TV channel of St. Petersburg. Here you will find only the most important, useful and interesting information about St. Petersburg, its residents and major city events.
Славия ТВ - Великий Новгород (Slavia TV - Veliky Novgorod)
Новгородское Областное Телевидение (Veliky Novgorod Regional TV) - is a 24-hour main TV resource of the Novgorod region, which broadcasts news, events and messages of Novgorod's government. It is considered to be the only mandatory nationwide public TV channel of Novgorod oblast.
Крым 24 (Crimea Regional TV) - TV channel broadcasting Crimea news, local events and other interesting information about the peninsula in Russian.
Севастополь 24 (Sevastopol 24) - your source of the latest and independent news of the largest city on the Crimean Peninsula.
Канал «Санкт-Петербург» - St. Petersburg TV - serves as an informative guide to the cultural, economic, political, and socially relevant events in the Northern capital. It broadcasts city news releases 11 times daily and features talk shows on various topics related to the life of the city. Additionally, it also airs foreign and domestic films and series.
Above you can see our current Russian online TV channel line-up. Click on the image of a channel you would like to watch or on the button "WATCH LIVE" and it will get you to the live broadcasting of the TV channel (if available). As of now, we have listed 40+ channels from Russia.
Starting from 2000-s, the number of TV channels in Russia has soared. Thus, Russian television companies these days try to gain as much audience as possible. You can watch most of the channels streaming their content online. We tried to do our best to combine different types of Russian TV channels delivering news, music, sport, and cultural events. We also have several links to regional channels, which might give you another perspective of life in modern Russia.