Press releases | Archive 2004
RBC TV launches broadcasting in Ukraine and KazakhstanRBC TV launches broadcasting in Ukraine and Kazakhstan
RBC TV began broadcasting in Ukraine in mid-March 2004. By late May, Russian business television programs were available to about 700,000 subscribers of the SanaR company, broadcasting in Kiev, the Crimea, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Lvov, Lugansk, Odessa, Sumy, Kharkov, Chernovtsy and Volyn. According to the agreements reached, the company will make RBC TV programs available to 2.5m Ukrainians.
One of the first CIS countries where RBC TV distributed its signal was Kazakhstan. RBC TV programs can be watched in Almaty, Astan and Karaganda. The transmission is carried out by ZAO Alma TV, AOO Katelko, TOO Sekatel, TOO Kazakhstansky Tsentr TV and PK Fermata. RBC TV's audience in Kazakhstan is 272,500 people.
In June 2004, RBC TV begins broadcasting in Belarus. The programs of the Russian business television will be transmitted via four cable TV operators based in Minsk.
"Thanks to its unique information content, RBC TV is in demand not only in Russia. Our channel helps recreate a single information and economic space in the CIS," RBC TV General Director Artyom Inutin said.
RBC TV's audience across Russia is more than 25m people. Through cable and terrestrial broadcasting, programs of the Russian business TV channel are available to people in 13 Russian cities with a population of at least 1m people (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Omsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Volgograd, Perm). RBC TV also is broadcast in more than 20 industrial and business centers throughout Russia.