Broadcast areaSpain, Ukraine, United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, France, Middle East, Kenya, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Nordic Regions, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Vietnam, Thailand
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
English (subtitles)
Picture format1080i HDTV (downscaled to 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerRussian Government
Sister channelsRussia-1, Carousel, Russia-K, Russia-24
LaunchedJuly 1, 2002; 22 years ago (July 1, 2002)
Streaming media
russia.tvRTR Planeta Live

RTR-Planeta is the international service of VGTRK, a state-owned broadcaster in Russia. It is available throughout the world via cable and satellite.


RTR Planeta is the only provider of Russian-language programming to the Asia-Pacific region covered by the AsiaSat 2 Satellite. To step up the accessibility of its content to viewers RTR Planeta has eagerly embraced new technologies launching in various IPTV, ADSL and other advanced networks.

In October 2009 a separate version of the TV channel to broadcast via the Eutelsat 36A satellite to Ukrainian TV viewers was especially created. This was done because on November 1, 2008 the Ukrainian Television and Radio Broadcasting Council demanded that (Ukrainian) cable operators remove Russian TV channels that did not adopt the Ukrainian legislation from their broadcasting lists. The decision affected, in particular, RTR-Planeta, Channel One and TV Center.[1]

On May 1, 2010, RTR Planeta returned to the Ukrainian cable networks.



  1. ^ TV channel RTR-Planeta proposes special version for Ukraine, Kyiv Post (October 13, 2009)
  2. ^ ‘Lithuania creates precedent in EU by banning Russian TV station’, Delfi, April 10, 2015
  3. ^ "Latvia kielsi venäläisen tv-kanavan propagandan vuoksi". 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ "EU targets Putin's oil, banks and propaganda in new sanctions plan". POLITICO. 2022-05-04. Retrieved 2022-05-05.