After 20 June without "Rain"?
The information that “Rain” as a TV channel in Russia can finally be covered with a copper basin is described in detail on the page of Alexander Vinokurov in correspondence with a representative of the Interfax news agency. Vinokurov decided to present to the public the full version of his peculiar interview in Facebook.
The owner of the channel, which annually brings in (judging by the published financial reports) multi-million losses, declares that TK is “looking for options”, but so far it is not going to move out of the premises of Red October. Apparently, "Rain" wants to work in his repertoire: wait for landlords who will be asked to release the "living space", and then present the usual end of the lease term and the inability to pay for its extension as the machinations of the "Kremlin regime." After all, if the employees of “Rain” before the onset of 20 June simply calmly collect things and equipment and leave “Red October”, then this obviously will not make the proper impression on those who see in the “Rain” the life-giving moisture of the “struggle with the regime”. And so as not to disappoint their fans, “Rain”, I suppose, will try to make a show of its “farewell” to the “Red October”.
At the same time, the site “Rain” has an ad “Summer with Rain”, which calls on viewers to pay for watching the TV channel (100 rubles per day), apparently with the goal of improving their financial situation with the help of their own audience. And this position almost since the founding of the channel looked quite strange. Even at the peak of its popularity (the era of “swamp” unrest in Russia), “Rain” could not boast of getting into the first 30 of Russian channels in popularity. On the other hand, such companies as, for example, Intel, Lufthansa and Microsoft were among the media advertisers. Not every TV channel and with a larger audience can afford to attract the attention of such large companies to place their advertisements on their air. “Rain” succeeded in doing this, which brought “Rain” “friends” to some thoughts about how an unprofitable TV channel attracts the attention of not average advertisers. Movie created a creative group politrussia.com.
The conclusions of the video's authors that the Dozhd TV channel was used by foreign forces to promote, let's say, a specific point of view on Russian reality, in principle, cannot be called original. People who at least once in their life could pay attention to the “optimistic” channel, and so could notice that the channel clearly plays its violin in the orchestra of the information war against Russia. He played quite vigorously, but he got to the point that he suddenly became his own fantasies and aspirations to give out for the aspirations of the Russians. The well-known Poll of the “Rain” about whether it was worth it at all to stand to death in Leningrad became the final proof that “Rain” crosses all borders in its attempts to please the ultra-liberals in Russia and those interested (“partners”) on the other side of the “democratic curtain” ".
By the way, the substantial financing of the channel through large foreign companies did not help him, as they say, to stake out a place in the media space of Russia. The fact is that the constant lament that life in Russia, excuse me, crap, over time, has ceased to impress even those who were initially enthusiastic about the “swamp” rhetoric of the TV channel.
When once again, by clicking on a familiar button, a person received something like “Freedom Pussy Riot!” Or “Bulk forever!”, Then even the most liberal liberalissimus may be tempted to press another button on the remote and find out, and what does really happening in Russia and the world. Here and "grandmother" Microsoft could not do their work. In addition, now even those who fervently believed in the independence of the sharks of Western business, began to realize that these same sharks are instruments for achieving political goals, then trying to earn their dividends.
If suddenly “Rain” really closes, then an old tale about the infringement of freedom of speech in Russia, about the pressure on democracy, will begin. There will be several activists with posters like "Putin, not sushi" Rain. " In the park, the aged “swamps” will gather, they will get out of their pockets the white ribbons that have been lying around for a long time without a business, they will shout something into the loudspeaker. Someone will start dialing the telephone of Tefft, who will not be approved for the post of US ambassador to Russia. How long will this circus last? There is an opinion that no. It will stop, will fall in love ... There is, however, another scenario - the channel will find funding and solve its immediate problems immediately after it is launched from the Red October, in order again to “sharpen” attention to the “problems” with the freedom of speech in Russia. Like, caring people helped ...
In general, the outcome is close anyway.
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