DTR channels Planeta HD and Istoriya received the prestigious award Golden Ray honouring the best in satellite, cable and internet thematic television. This year the award featured 18 categories.
Planeta HD, the youngest DTR channel, which started broadcasting this spring, was recognised as the best ‘Educational channel’ in Russia. Planeta HD broadcasts best programmes by Nauka, T24, Moya Planeta, Istoriya and Living Planet in HD format. All programmes about science, travelling, technologies, history, nature and animals premier at Planeta HD and then are broadcast at the other DTR channels.
Istoriya won Golden Ray in the category ‘TV channel design and branding’. The voting panel of the Russian TV experts highly appreciated Istoriya inter-program design. The remarkably cinematic design concept evolves around time travel. Viewers see changing historical symbols, continents and elements which transfer them to different epochs.
The award organisers announced three finalists in each category. Among those there are 5 DTR channels: Russkij roman HD (category ‘TV channels: movies’ ), Strana (‘TV channels: news and journalism’ ), Tloom (‘Kids channel’ ), T24 (‘TV channel for men’ ), and 24_DOC (‘TV channels: lifestyle’).
Golden Ray — a professional competition among Russian non-terrestrial thematic channels, broadcast by satellite, cable and internet operators in Russia and abroad. The award was founded by the National Association of TV Broadcasters to set quality standards for thematic programmes and channels, promote the industry, stimulating the TV channels marketing.
DTR channels have repeatedly become Golden Ray winners.