All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company

The WGTRK (Russian ВГТРК - Всероссийская государственная телевизионная и радиовещательная компания - in German: All-Russian State Television and Radio Company ) is a public media holding company in Russia. As the successor of the Soviet Gosteleradio it is represented in the field of television and radio, and as a new field of activity even in the Internet media. With the help of this society, the government controls a large part of television and radio broadcasting.

Owned by the WGTRK include ( each Operating as nationwide ):

  • The TV channel Tele channel Rossiya, RTR Sport, Rossiya K and in July 2006 sent news channel Vesti -24
  • Russian TV channel RTR Planeta foreign
  • The radio programs Radio Mayak and Radio Rossii
  • The Russian international broadcasting Golos Rossii, inter alia, with the German program Voice of Russia
  • The news agency RIA Novosti
  • The Internet newspapers,, and

There are also 89 regional television and radio stations. 2004, the company increased its share of multinational news channel News Euro to 16 percent.

The WGTRK made ​​a turnover of approximately 400 million U.S. dollars in 2005.