Channel One Russia is the long-lasting absolute leader of the Russian TV market and major national broadcaster. It covers 99.8 per cent of the inhabited territory of Russian Federation. The Channel has been the most popular in this country since being established in 1995. The global audience of Channel One Russia totals 250 million viewers.
As a general-type channel, Channel One Russia provides a wide range of products focusing on creative and technological innovations in content programming. With a two thousand strong staff and its well-proportioned programming policy featuring theme and genre diversity, Channel One Russia delivers news, films, series, social programmes, major sports events, talk shows, entertainment and popular science programmes satisfying different types of audiences.
In 2008 Channel One Russia launched its own digital production news facility. 29 news programmes (with respect to time zones) making it five hours forty minutes of news coverage are broadcast daily.