Discovery Channel Russia

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Discovery Channel Russia
Owned byDiscovery Networks CEEMEA
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
LanguageRussian, English
Broadcast areaRussia
Commonwealth of Independent States

Discovery Channel Russia is a television channel which broadcasts to Russia and the CIS countries.

According to viewing research, Discovery had the second largest reach of all non-terrestrial television channel in the beginning of 2009. Only the news channel RBC TV was more popular.[1]

In late 2007, Discovery switched to the ABS 1 satellite, meaning it would extend its reach eastwards and be accessible in all of Russia, as well as several countries in Central Asia.[2][3] Advertising sales started soon thereafter, on December 1, 2007.[4] Discovery's ad sales in Russia are handled by a company called Video International.[5]

Until 2006, Discovery was represented in Russia and the CIS countries by Zone Vision. This partnership ended when Discovery changed their representative to Media Broadcasting Group Limited.[6][7] MBG is responsible for the distribution of all seven Discovery channels in Russia. Discovery have been contemplating opening an office of their own in Moscow.[8]


  1. ^ "Discovery Networks подтвердила свое лидертсво на рынке неэфирных каналов в России". Media Online. April 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Discovery Channel переходит на спутник LMI / ABS". Media Online. November 12, 2007.
  3. ^ "Канал Discovery Channel –на новом спутнике". MBG. October 29, 2007.
  4. ^ "От Discovery к "Дискавери"". Broadcasting. November 12, 2007.
  5. ^ "Video International and Discovery Networks EMEA Agree To Conclude Contract". Video International. November 6, 2007.
  6. ^ DISCOVERY NETWORKS EUROPE назначает MBG своим представителем в России и странах СНГ
  7. ^ Discovery нашел нового продавца
  8. ^ "Discovery открывает Россию". Media Online. September 23, 2008.

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