RussiaToday in Arabic in the top three leaders in the Arab world

At the end of the year’s RT television channel in Arabic "Rusia al-Yaum"Entered the TOP-3 of the best information resources in the Arab world. He received the prestigious Forbes Middle East Top Media Online Award. In addition to the RT in Arabic, the TOP-3 sites included the Saudi television channel Al Arabiya and the Qatari television channel Al Jazeera.

The award ceremony Forbes Middle East Top Media Online Award was held on December 26 at Al Meyda in Dubai. It was attended by the heads of government authorities, the business community and the media industry in the Arab world.

"I think it’s a great result for our channel. Only over five years we made a huge leap and successfully compete with the leading Arabic TV channels, and for some even ahead of them — said editor in chief of RT Margarita Simonyan. — I congratulate all the employees of the Arabic television channel RT with a victory. "

According to Forbes, RT’s showed the highest percentage of new visitors (51.37%), while the annual number of visits exceeded arabic.rt.com 50000000. Popularity rating was compiled edition of Forbes Middle East on the basis of analytical data Google Analytics.

Russian news channel in Arabic "Rusia al-Yaum" was launched in May 2007. December 26, 2012 the TV channel "Rusia al-Yaum" started broadcasting from a new studio complex RT in high definition (Full HD). Today, the channel is already available in more than 350 million TV viewers the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. According to a study Nielsen, only seven Arab countries channel watched by more than 5 million people.

Audience "Rusia al-Yaum" more than the audience’s leading Arabic-speaking European TV channels Deutsche Welle Arabic, France 24 Arabic, Chinese CCTV Arabic together.

+ RT starts broadcasting in Georgia

Russian news channel RT launches first clock broadcasting in Georgia in the network of one of the leading cable operators countries — JSC "Silknet."

RT channels in English and RTD began broadcasting to viewers of cable network "Silknet", whose number now exceeds 200,000 and a monthly increase of at least 10,000 people.

"We are delighted that our channel is now broadcasting in Georgia. Expanding the network of broadcasting — one of our priorities. Given the ever growing popularity of RT as an important alternative source of information, the cable operators from different countries will gladly include us in their network. We hope that viewers in Georgia will appreciate our channel as well as the audience, it would be the U.S., the UK and many other countries, where RT is the leader, "- said editor in chief Margarita Simonyan.

The international news channel RT, which broadcasts around the clock in English, Spanish and Arabic from the studios in Moscow and Washington, already available 550 million viewers around the world — more than a quarter of all cable subscribers worldwide. The channel signal is broadcast 30 satellites and more than 500 operators. In addition to the broadcast networks, RT is available in 2 million hotel rooms in the networks of the most prestigious hotels around the world on this indicator ahead of the former world leader BBC World News. RT has become the world’s first news channel to break the mark of 800 million views on YouTube. RT twice became a finalist for the prestigious Emmy International Television Award in the category "News".

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