|Picture format||SECAM (576i)|
|Launched||6 June 1994|
|NTV Plus (Russia)||15|
|Eutelsat W7||12054R 27500 3/4|
|Express MD1||3875R 32000 3/4|
|Yamal 201||3645L 28000 3/4|
|Intelsat 904||11635V 29270 5/6|
TV-3 (also known as TV-3 Russia) is a Russian television channel focused on entertainment. It mainly broadcasts TV series in mystery, science fiction and fantasy genres. It was purchased in 2006 by Vladimir Potanin's ProfMedia (ПрофМедиа), which in turn was purchased by the Russian natural gas giant Gazprom and placed in its Gazprom Media division in December 2013.
TV-3 has been accused of propaganda of superstition and esoterism, including showing of films made of statements of scientists taken out of context that made it look like the scientists were talking to the TV-3 presenter. In 2015, it was nominated for "the most harmful pseudoscientific project (for spreading of myths, delusions and superstitions)" antiprize of a state prize of the Ministry of Education and Science; the prize was, however, awarded to REN TV's conspirological documentaries.
In 2016 the director, Daria Legioni-Fialko, was removed in order to comply with the new Media Law that requires that broadcasting programming be directed only by Russian citizens without dual citizenship.