|Launched 1 August 2005|
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Language Russian, English
|Closed 31 May 2016|
Founded 1 August 2005
|Broadcast area Russia (cable and satellite networks)|
A-One Hip-Hop Music Channel – Russian music channel about the most important and actual trends of the youth culture. The musical directions represented on the channel are hip-hop, r’n’b, rap, electronic music, funk, reggae, soul, indie and everything that blended in between.
As of 2015 A-One is broadcast with the help of the satellite ABS-2 (FTA), from the platform “Tricolor TV” in the networks of the cabel TV and IP-TV, mobile communication, OTT-platforms and Smart-TV and also in the TVEVT. The channel is represented in 850 packages of the Russian cabel operators.
History of the channel
1 August 2005 is considered to be the beginning of the A-One twenty-four-hour broadcasting. From 2005 to 2010 the channel established the annual RAMP (Rock Alternative Music Prize). The foreign rock-singers as well as Russian were the nominees of the prize. The winner was picked out by the audience votes. The ceremonies in different years saw a lot of stars such as Korn (2005), Stone Sour (2006), UNKLE and Marilyn Manson (2007), Klaxons (2008) and Franz Ferdinand (2009).
A-One is the organizer of the world star’s concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg including Linkin Park, Apocalyptica, Tricky, The Roots, Manu Chao, Faith No More and the others.
The channel co-operates directly with such companies-distributors of the musical content as Universal, Sony Music, Warner, EMI, Soyuz and the others which allows getting the new music videos in a short period of time.
In October, 2012 A-One won the prize “Golden (Ray)” for the best Russian music channel. In 2013 A-One Hip-Hop Music Channel entered the final of the international prize, The Eutelsat TV Awards. In 2010 and 2014 the channel won the prize for “Music channel” at the prestige “Big Digit”.
In 2014 the channel launched the series of the night parties all over the country, A-ONE HYPE NIGHTS, with the most popular foreign and Russian artists. The first night’s guest was Tyga (22 November 2014. Space Moscow).
VJ's and hosts
On 1 April 2011, some foreign names of the songs and artists were written in Russian and during the music spots under the logo there was an inscription “Эй-Уан” (A-ONE in Russian transliteration). Despite it, the special emission “A-One News” was broadcast that day with the help of the channel’s staff. This emission also took place in the chart “100 most stupid videos”, which was on air the 1st of April, 2009.
The channel is broadcast on the satellite platforms Tricolor TV, Raduga TV, Akado-Telecom, MTS, Dom.ru, TKT (Rostelekom), Beeline, OnLime, NETBYNET.