Mastertel (Connection Service Provider ináMoscow andáMoscow Region) has announced theácompletion ofáitsáservice provision project forátheá"Rain" TVáchannel.
Within theáframework ofáthis project, theátypes ofáservices provided will be: digital channels (enabling theáprovision ofáhigh-quality multi-channel connections), asáwell asácustomised telephone numbers forátheáTVáchannel's studio andáhigh speed Internet access.
Laying the fibre-optic connection line was harder than normal due toátheáclient's location. Theáhistorical city centre andáits underground utility lines ináclose proximity toátheáriver Moscow, both required non-standard solutions. Ináaddition, this TVáchannel is located ináaná"historical value" building, which became aásymbol ofátheáSoviet era. Itáwas originally theáKrasniy Octyabr Factory. RaináTV now occupies what was then theáchocolate department, with aátotal floor area ofáthousands ofásquare metres.
Rain TV's Optimistic Channel is aánew live television channel, broadcasting non-stop 24áhours round theáclock. Theábroadcasting began with anáexperiment held ináRussia forátheávery first time. Itáis aálive show entitled "Building aálive channel. Everything is broadcast". Here people can watch every stage ofáaánew TVáchannel being built up: meetings, planning meetings, news releases andáauthor program extracts, pilot filmings, training, interviews andácastings, etc. Gradually theároster fills with finished programs, with clips andáspecial projects shown in between them. RaináTV broadcasts ináSDI andáHD standards.