Channel One (Russian: Первый Канал; Russian pronunciation: [ˈpʲɛrvɨj kɐˈnɑl]) is the first television channel to broadcast in the Soviet Union. The channel was renamed Ostankino Channel 1 in 1991, after the Soviet Union broke up and the Russian SFSR became the Russian Federation. According to a recent government publication, the Russian government controls 51% of its shares.
Its headquarters are in the Technical Center "Ostankino" near the Ostankino Tower, Moscow.
First among the Russia's country-wide channels, Channel One has implemented 16:9 broadcast format on June 1, 2011
* Vremya ("Time", Время) - news program, on air since 1968
* Posledniy geroy ("Last Hero", Последний герой) - Russian version of Survivor
* Lednikoviy period ("Ice Age", Ледниковый период) - ice skating show
* Posner (Познер) - Vladimir Posner’s current affairs program
* Gordon Quixote (Гордон Кихот) - Alexander Gordon’s talk show
* Projectorparishilton (Прожекторперисхилтон) - satirical current affairs show
* Bolshaya raznitsa ("Big Difference", Большая разница) - parodies on television
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