The movie channel TV1000 Russian Kino will shortly make its debut in Poland.

According to Wirtualne Media, its operator Modern Times Group (MTG) is currently in negotiations with cable and DTH operators about distribution of the channel, which offers Russian language films and animation series.

It adds that TV1000 Russian Kino is one of the most popular channels in Russia, claiming some 26 million viewers. Outside the country, it is distributed in the US, Israel and France.

Quoting Wojciech Kowalczyk, head of sales and marketing for MTG in Poland, it also says that TV1000 Russian Kino will be able to reach some 5 million Poles who have some knowledge of the Russian language.