RT Gains Popularity On YouTube

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In December 2009 RT ranked among the top 20 most popular channels on YouTube. In the past three months RT’s video materials on YouTube had more than 200,000 views a month on average (http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday). By early December, RT became the most viewed channel in the international YouTube and held its top position nearly 48 hours.

The interest in RT has been growing exponentially, literally speaking. I think it is due to our offering an alternative view on the news. We provide stories you will never find in the mainstream media, therefore our viewers from the USA write in their feedback comments:

In December 2009 RT ranked among the top 20 most popular channels on YouTube. In the past three months RT’s video materials on YouTube had more than 200,000 views a month on average (http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday). By early December, RT became the most viewed channel in the international YouTube and held its top position nearly 48 hours.

The overall number of videos viewed has exceeded 70 million which let RT enter the top most viewed channels in YouTube’s history in the Directors news category.

Google, the owner of the world’s most popular video hosting site, did not leave these results unattended – in 2010 the Internet search engine flagship is going to expand its co-operation with RT by placing its partner network’s ads on the RT channel page on YouTube.

“We are glad that our partnership has reached a new level, and now the videos published on RT will be not only a source of information for its numerous visitors but also a source for income – for Russia Today itself. We hope that other companies will follow suit,” – Vladimir Dolgov, Head of Google Russia, said.

“The interest in RT has been growing exponentially, literally speaking. I think it is due to our offering an alternative view on the news. We provide stories you will never find in the mainstream media, therefore our viewers from the USA write in their feedback comments: “If you want to know the truth about America, watch the Russian channel RT,” – Margarita Simonyan, Editor-in-Chief, RT, said.

In the US, RT TV English is available in select markets: MhZ in Washington, D.C. Metro area; in New York, NY it is carried by Time Warner; FIOS, and Dish Network elsewhere. Its webcast is available at http://www.rt.com/live .

In addition to the 24/7 TV newsfeed in English, RT has feeds in Arabic and a newly-launched feed in Spanish, all distributed via satellite from Moscow, Russia, as well as online, at http://www.rt.com.

For further information:
Kseniya Bregadze kvbregadze(at)rttv(dot)ru
+7 495 926 24 50

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