Artmedia plans science-focused channel

Programming will be similar to that of Discovery Science

MOSCOW -- Russia's Artmedia Group, which is focused on the production and distribution of content for cable and satellite niche channels, has obtained a license for a new channel, 24Tekhno.

The new channel will be programmed similarly to Discovery Science, Artmedia general producer Igor Zolotarevsky told business newspaper RBC Daily on Wednesday. Zolotarevsky added that the new channel's strong point will be Russian-focused content, which Discovery doesn't have.

24Tekhno will be available via cable in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.