Dozhd (Дождь, meaning "Rain", also known as Dozhd - (The) Optimistic Channel) is a Russian independent television channel. It is owned by Natalya Sindeyeva.
 Dozhd focuses on news, daring experiments, live concerts, discussions, culture, politics, business reports, and documentaries. The channel's motto is "talk about important things with those who are important to us". Most of the Dozhd shows are live broadcasts.
2011 Russian protests
Dozhd was one of the first channels in Russia to openly cover the 2011 Russian protests against the alleged rigging of the parliamentary elections. By 10 December, it was showing a white ribbon, a symbol of the protests, by its on-screen logo. The station's owner, Sindeyeva, explained this as being a sign of "sincerity", rather than "propaganda", and an attempt to be "mediators" instead of simply journalists.
On 9 December 2011, Dozhd was asked to provide copies of its coverage of the protests to check if it had abided by Russian media laws. President Dmitry Medvedev was also noticed to have unfollowed Dozhd on Twitter. However, the channel was the first mass media outlet that he had chosen to follow on Twitter, according to an RIA Novosti report.
Dozhd Website  provides live broadcasting and archived programs.
Since March 2013 the channel is available in Israel as part of basic package of the Yes Israel satellite television provider.
On satellite Horizons-2, the Dozhd channel is available in HD with the following parameters:
- Position: 85 degrees east longitude
- Frequency: 12160 MHz
- Polarization: Horizontal
- Symbol rate: 28800
- Satellite standard: DVB-S2 / MPEG4
- Modulation: 8PSK
- FEC: 3/5
- SID: 601
- Analysis: Russian TV grapples with protests, BBC, retrieved 10/12/2011
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- Prilepskaya, Xenia (1 June 2010). "Rainy TV Channel’s Optimistic Ambition". Moscow Times. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
- Medvedev unfollows Dozhd TV, Moscow News, retrieved 15/12/2011
- tvrain.ru Web site