The jury of the IXth National Award for Advancing Satellite, Cable and Internet TV, the Golden Ray, noted the outstanding contribution made by the Russian Satellite Communications Company to the development of the Russian satellite broadcasting and telecommunications.
On 21 November 2017, the Golden Ray – annual competition among non-terrestrial themed channels broadcast by satellite, cable and internet operators in Russia and abroad – national award ceremony took place in Moscow. The jury decided to award 15 TV channels with the Godden Ray prizes in various nominations. Also, as part of the ceremony, several special prizes are awarded based on the results of the jury vote and the audience vote. For building new direct-broadcast satellites, development of television services, implementation of advanced digital technologies and in connection with its 50th anniversary, RSCC was awarded the special prize for the contribution to the development of the Russian satellite broadcasting and telecommunications.
This award was created by the National Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters (NAT) in order to define the quality standards in making themed programs and channels and to promote further development of this industry sector.