Russia's VGTRK Licenses 125 Hours of Content to Discovery

Exclusive agreement was signed for a seven-year period.

MOSCOW -- The Russian state-run TV company VGTRK has licensed 125 hours of content to Discovery Communications, a VGTRK spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter.

The exclusive agreement was signed for a seven-year period and stipulates that concerns primarily documentary shows produced by VGTRK.

The licensed content is mostly focused on the first and second World Wars, the Cold War, the history of space exploration and the development of world culture and civilization.

History-themed documentary shows have been VGTRK’s most successful project on an international level over the last few years. In the past, it has concluded similar deals with France’s Planete and France 3.

VGTRK runs Rossiya 1, Rossiya 2, Rossiya 24, Kultura and RTR-Planeta TV channels and Radio Rossii and Mayak radio stations.