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With its first channel launched in December 2005, the RT network now consists of three global news channels broadcasting in English, Spanish and Arabic, RT America broadcasting from a Washington, DC studio and a documentary channel RTDoc. RT has 22 bureaus in 19 countries and territories, with a presence in Washington, New York, London, Berlin, Delhi, Cairo, Baghdad and other key cities, and employs over 1000 journalists around the globe.

RT has a global reach of over 630 million people in 100+ countries, or more than 28% of all cable subscribers worldwide, and is now available in more than 2.7 million hotel rooms.

RT news covers the major issues of our time for viewers wishing to question more and delivers stories often missed by the mainstream media to create news with an edge. RT provides an alternative perspective on major global events, and acquaints international audience with the Russian viewpoint. In 2010, RT became the first Russian TV channel to be nominated for the prestigious International Emmy award, in the News category. The network received its second nomination, in 2012, for coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The best of our broadcasts can be found on RT’s YouTube channel, where the number of views has already exceeded 930 million. RT was the first TV news channel to break a half a billion views mark in YouTube’s history. Described by YouTube as ‘astonishing’ and ‘one of the, if not the biggest news provider on YouTube worldwide,’ RT’s YouTube platform is core to the ongoing emphasis on multi-media news-delivery across the RT family. In 2009, RT also launched a unique project for media professionals: FreeVideo, Russia’s first English-language video agency, which gives users free online access to broadcast quality RT footage. In 2013 RT added RUPTLY, a full-service video agency that delivers original news footage from all the global hotspots, to its growing operation.

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