The VGTRK ( Russian ВГТРК - В сероссийская г осударственная E button елевизионная и р адиовещательная к омпания - in German: All-Russian State Television and Radio Company ) is a public media holding company in Russia . As the successor to the Soviet Gosteleradio, it is represented in the field of television and radio and, as a new field of activity, also in the Internet media. With the help of this company, the government controls much of the television and radio.
The following are owned by the WGTRK (each operating nationwide):
- the television channels Rossija 1 , Rossija 2 , Rossija K and the news channel Rossija 24, which has been broadcasting since July 2006
- the Russian foreign television broadcaster RTR Planeta
- the radio programs Radio Mayak and Radio Rossii
- the Internet newspapers vesti.ru , strana.ru , smi.ru and inosmi.ru
There are also 89 regional television and radio broadcasters. In 2004 the company increased its stake in the multinational news channel EuroNews to 16 percent.
In 2005, WGTRK had sales of around $ 400 million.
The news agency RIA Novosti and the Russian foreign broadcaster Voice of Russia (formerly Radio Moscow) were separated from WGTRK in December 2013 and merged into the newly established media holding Rossija Sevodnja .
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