Started as a state-owned industry in the Soviet Union in 1931, television in Russia underwent major restructuring in the 1990s. Numerous public and private channels emerged, while digital TV was embraced by households. Russia is the eighth largest TV, radio, and multimedia market worldwide with a revenue of 6.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Consumption of television in its traditional form varies between generations, with a significantly lower reach recorded among youth, who prefer online services and social media for news and entertainment. Broadcasters engage with the internet-savvy audience by offering additional content on their apps or online video platforms. TV viewers get free access to two multiplex packages with 20 channels as well as regional channels. Other programs can be purchased from cable, satellite, and IPTV providers. Russian pay TV achieved 26.4 billion Russian rubles in revenue in the first quarter of 2020.
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