Channel had started in Moscow in 1997 as TV Stolitsa. Government of Moscow was an owner of channel. TV Stolitsa broadcast feature films, news of city life, stories about city. But on May, 2011 Government of Moscow said about creation a new city informational TV-channel. TV Stolitsa broadcast until September 5, 2011. In the first minutes of Moscow 24's being on air they broadcast a presentation of the channel to the Mayor of Moscow.