A-One (TV channel)
A-One Hip-Hop Music Channel was a Russian music television channel broadcasting hip hop music.
|Broadcast area||Russia (cable and satellite networks)|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Launched||1 August 2005|
|Closed||31 May 2016|
|Replaced by||TNT Music|
|Former names||Alternative One (2005)|
The channel was broadcast on the satellite ABS-2 (FTA), on the “Tricolor TV” platform, and in 850 cable packages.
After briefly being known as Alternative One before launch, A-One launched on 1 August 2005. The channel initially broadcast alternative and rock music, including the establishment of a Rock Alternative Music Prize. In 2011, Alexander Tolmatsky took over and changed the channel's format to hip-hop music. Tolmatsky departed in 2013; the channel won several national awards during this time and launched a national party series, "A-One Hype Nights", featuring popular Russian and foreign artists.