Channel One Russia (Первый Канал) - 1TV - Perviy Kanal - Channel 1 is a broadcast television station from Moscow, Russia, providing Public broadcasting News and Entertainment. Channel One Russian produces and airs newscasts, documentaries and TV series as well as feature films.
The first channel is the recognized leader of Russian television, the most popular and favorite Russian-language channel in the world.
The first channel (until 2002 Public Russian Television) began broadcasting in April 1995 and became the successor to the state television and radio company Ostankino, which was the main broadcaster in the USSR and covered 99.8% of the Russian population.
Having inherited not only the frequency, but also the invaluable professional experience of its predecessors, Channel One quickly took a leading position among domestic television channels and holds it to this day.