Russia-K

Summary

Russia-Cultura
Россия-Культура
Russia-Cultura.svg
CountryRussia
Broadcast areaRussia
Worldwide
NetworkVGTRK
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Programming
Language(s)Russian
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerRussian Government
Sister channelsRussia-1, Bibigon, Russia-2, Russia-24, RTR-Planeta
History
LaunchedNovember 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)[1]
Former namesRTR-2 (November 1 — December 31, 1997)
Kultura (January 1, 1998 — December 31, 2009)
Links
Websitehttp://smotrim.ru/pick/kultura
Availability
Terrestrial
AnalogueChannel 09 (Limited coverage for St Petersburg except the rest of Russia)
DigitalChannel 06
Cable
MGTSChannel 09
Satellite
NTV Plus (Russia)Channel 07
Vostochnii ExpressChannel 05
Raduga TVChannel 35
IPTV
Max 7Channel 79
Streaming media
CytaVisionChannel 18 SDTV 31 HDTV
Satellite radio
VerizonChannel 16

Russia-K (Russian: Россия Культура, romanizedRossiya Kul'tura "Russia - Culture") is a Russian nationwide not-for-profit television channel that broadcasts shows regarding arts and culture. It belongs to the state-controlled VGTRK group.

History

The creation of Kultura channel was authorised on 25 August 1997 after the presidential Decree No. 919 was signed by Boris Yeltsin.[2] Its creation was supported by Mstislav Rostropovich, Dmitry Likhachyov, Rolan Bykov and other public figures. Mikhail Shvydkoy became the first editor-in-chief of Kultura. The channel began broadcasting on 1 November 1997 at 10:00 AM. At the stage of launching, it was planned that it would be called "RTR-2" (while RTR was labeled as RTR-1).[3] The corresponding logo was briefly used in a number of printed TV programs, while the stylized "K" letter was used as the logo from the beginning of broadcast.

The channel was rebranded as Russia-Culture (Rossiya-K) on 1 January 2010 along with three other main channels of the VGTRK group.[4]

The channel re-transmitted Euronews European news channel from 2 October 2001 to 3 September 2017. From 2007 until 2010, it broadcast children's programming produced by Bibigon. Sergey Shumakov has been the editor-in-chief since 2009. The TV channel does not broadcast advertisements, but it promotes cultural events.

Programming

The channel specializes in programs about Russian and world history, science, literature, music, fine and decorative arts, and architecture. The programs include classical music concerts, operas, ballets, and musical competitions.[5] Among the channel's other programs are culture news, documentaries, lectures by leading domestic and foreign scholars, discussions on various aspects of social life. The channel often features interviews with artists, writers, scientists, politicians, and military figures.

Logos and identities

References

  1. ^ С 1 ноября начал вещание новый телевизионный канал «Культура»
  2. ^ Television Review: Culture channel
  3. ^ Михаил Швыдкой: на нас смотрели как на придурков — Издания МК
  4. ^ VGTRK channels changed their names
  5. ^ Интеллигент, творец, начальник