RT faces £200k Ofcom fine, but retains licence

British regulator Ofcom has fined Kremlin-funded RT £200,000 (€222,741) for breaching impartiality rules. An investigation into RT found that the network breached the British broadcasting code on seven occasions in six weeks following the 2018 Salsibury novichok attack, and in regards to its reporting of the Syrian conflict. It had been speculated that the network […]

Ofcom finds RT guilty of breaching broadcast rules

UK media regulator Ofcom has found Russian state-backed news channel RT guilty of breaching broadcast rules by failing to preserve impartiality in seven news and current affairs programmes over a six-week period. The regulator said that the breaches – relating to two broadcasts of RT show Sputnik, three of Crosstalk and two news broadcasts in […]

Ofcom opens seven new investigations into RT in wake of Salisbury attack

UK media and telecoms regulator Ofcom has opened seven new investigations into Russian overseas news channel RT following the nerve agent attack on a Russian exile and his daughter in the city of Salisbury. Ofcom said that RT parent TV Novosti’s overall compliance record with its licence had not previously been out of line with […]

Ofcom ready to act on RT licence if required

UK media regulator Ofcom has signaled its readiness to act against Russian government-backed information channel RT pending prime minister Theresa May’s update on the nerve gas attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on Wednesday. May has given the Russian government till the end of today to explain how the former spy […]

Russia Today claims three billion YouTube views

Russia Today said it has now exceeded three billion video views and three million subscribers across all of its YouTube channels. The news broadcaster runs a number of YouTube channels, including its main English-language channel; channels in Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, French and German; a RT Sport channel; and a RT Documentary channel. Russia Today […]

Russia Today claims online audience of 32 million

Russia Today’s total monthly online audience exceeded 32 million unique users in May, according to comScore stats. The figure refers to the aggregate number of unique users for all of RT’s websites and YouTube accounts. RT claims that is now the world’s “number one non-Anglo-Saxon international television news channel in terms of online desktop audience, […]

RT to launch dedicated UK news channel

Russian state-funded news network, RT – formerly known as Russia Today – is due to launch a dedicated UK channel tomorrow. RT UK will air both live and pre-recorded original programming and will be available to more than 90% of UK households via Freeview channel 135 and Sky channel 512. The 24-hour channel will initially […]