History of CNL

CNL is the largest Russian language Christian television network broadcasting via two channels on two satellites and more than 300 cable networks over the entire Northern hemisphere. It is also available via the Internet to all countries in the world.

CNL was founded and began broadcasting in 2000 via Kazakhstan’s largest cable network in Almaty. From 2002 CNL began broadcasting via satellite.

CNL-Ukraine was launched on 10th November 2007 and this became the first step in making CNL multilingual. This channel is available through multiple IPTV platforms and other cable stations in Ukraine.

CNL TV also has its own CNLNEWS agency through which we keep all our audience up to date with the latest interesting events throughout the Christian world. This news originates from many different countries.

The ZOOM video school was created in 2007 and allows people from many different countries to study basic television skills. Within a couple of months, any person either beginner or experienced can learn something new. At the completion of the ZOOM course participants will be able to create their own short film, interesting programs and news stories. Already ZOOM school graduate’s work is being broadcast on CNL and Rupor TV. ZOOM schools have now been opened in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Kiev and Odessa (Ukraine) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).

Rupor TV is a unique channel which was launched under CNL TV's base in 2008. Rupor TV makes it possible for anyone to begin broadcasting their programs through online satellite TV. This is a completely new form and content of television created by our viewers, making it possible for every church, creative team or person to broadcast on CNL, free of charge.