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Press releases

31.03.2015 20:35

​RT AMERICA GOES ‘OFF THE GRID’ WITH NEW JESSE VENTURA SHOW

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 31, 2015 – RT America launches “Off the Grid” on television. The current affairs commentary program is hosted by former governor Jesse Ventura and debuts on Friday, April 3.

16.03.2015 13:30

WATCHING THE HAWKS, NEW POLITICAL TALK SHOW, PREMIERS ON RT AMERICA

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 9, 2015 - RT America announces the launch of its latest live television program, "Watching the Hawks", which seeks to rescue the stories buried in the hype and faux outrage permeating our society and get to the real issues. The hosts, Tyrel Ventura, Sean Stone and Tabetha Wallace along with their guests are your eyes and ears on the ground in the world of media, politics and pop culture.

27.02.2015 10:00

SECRETARY KERRY ASKS FOR INCREASED FUNDING OF US FOREIGN BROADCASTING TO COUNTER RT

MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry noted RT’s influence and asked for greater government funding of American information efforts and "democracy promotion."

19.02.2015 16:41

​RT ARABIC IS AMONG TOP-3 MOST WATCHED NEWS CHANNELS IN 6 ARABIC COUNTRIES

MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 – RT’s Arabic-language news channel has higher daily audience in six MENA countries than UK’s BBC Arabic and Sky News Arabia, US’ Al Hurra and China’s CCTV in Arabic, placing it among the top three most watched news channels in the surveyed states. In Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE and Iraq RT Arabic is watched by 6.7 million viewers every day.

23.01.2015 16:39

RT DEMANDS EXPLANATION FROM BBG, DEPT. OF STATE AND NYTIMES IN RESPONSE TO BBG CHIEF NAMING RT ON PAR WITH ISIS, BOKO HARAM

MOSCOW, JANUARY 23, 2015 – RT sent an official request for retraction and apology to the three organizations. The letter concerns comments made by Mr. Andrew Lack, the newly appointed chief executive of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, in the interview with the New York Times. Mr. Lack is quoted as saying: “We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram.”

22.01.2015 13:57

RT CLEARED OVER COVERAGE OF MH17 CRASH REPORTING AFTER COMPLAINTS TO OFCOM

LONDON, JANUARY 22, 2015 – UK media regulator has assessed whether RT’s coverage of the MH17 crash was biased following several viewer complaints, and has not found any problems that merited investigation nor any breach of standards.

14.01.2015 13:26

RT DEBUTS DOCU-SERIES ON MASS SURVEILLANCE FROM FOUR-TIME EMMY-WINNING JOURNALIST AND PRODUCER DANNY SCHECHTER ON US, UK TV

MOSCOW, JANUARY 14, 2015 – “America’s Surveillance State” explores the questions of privacy and sovereignly, of information security and of relationship between the government and technology firms – issues that have risen to the top of the global news agenda with revelations from whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden. The investigative series will air globally on RT International beginning on January 14, 2015.

16.12.2014 19:35

RT IS #1 NEWS NETWORK ON YOUTUBE WITH 2BLN VIEWS

MOSCOW, DECEMBER 16, 2014 – RT’s five main channels on YouTube have racked up more than 2 billion views in total, outperforming all other international TV news networks.

14.11.2014 16:01

RUPTLY AND BABO PARTNER UP TO DEVELOP CUSTOM UGC PLATFORM

BERLIN, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 – RUPTLY, RT’s international video news agency, and Babo, a news-gathering platform developer, have announced a collaboration to adapt technology designed to source quality user-generated video content for RUPTLY’s global operations.

27.10.2014 21:30

​RT LAUNCHES DEDICATED UK NEWS CHANNEL – RT UK

LONDON, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – Global news network RT announces RT UK to go live on Thursday, October 30th 2014.