Narva studio’s first original programming began airing on Russian-language channel ETV+ ({{commentsTotal}})

Analytical talk show “Important to the People” premiered on Russian-language Estonian TV channel ETV+ earlier tonight, broadcasting live immediately after nightly news broadcast “Aktuaalne kaamera”.

The new television program, the first to be broadcast directly from ERR’s studio in Narva, is hosted by Jüri Nikolajev, journalist at ERR, Sergei Stepanov, editor-in-chief at the Narva daily newspaper “Narvskaja Gazeta”, and Svetalana Zaitseva, responsible editor at Ida-Viru County newspaper “Viru Prospekt”.

On “Important to the People”, the three hosts, together with a studio guest, will discuss Estonian and international current events in press club format. News and events local to Ida-Viru County will be featured as well.

“Up until now, the opinions of residents of Narva, Sillamäe and Kohtla-Järve were always represented through the filters of politicians, or journalists in Tallinn,” explained ETV+ Executive Producer Darja Saar. “The new television program ‘Important to the People’ is a line of direct communication for the inhabitants of Ida-Viru County.”

On the first broadcast, the hosts and special guest Andres Noormägi, county governor of Ida-Virumaa, discussed, among other things, whether or not the northeastern Estonian county was capable of dealing independently with its own unique set of issues.

“Important to the People” airs live on ETV+ every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. beginning on March 9. Each program will include Estonian subtitles when reaired the following Saturday at 10 a.m.

ETV+, the Russian-language television channel of the Estonian Broadcasting Service, began broadcasting in September 2015.

Editor: Editor: Aili Sarapik