RT is set to launch an exclusive United Kingdom news channel, RT UK.
RT UK will air both live and pre-recorded original programming to UK audiences from October 30th 2014, and will be available to more than 90% of UK households via Freeview (Channel 135) and Sky (Channel 512).
“It has always been RT’s goal to bring new perspectives to our viewers – to show them the side of the story they won’t see on the mainstream channels,” comments Margarita Simonyan, RT’s Editor in Chief. “Now, with a dedicated UK channel, we can serve the needs and interests of the British public by promoting debate and new ways of thinking about specifically British issues.”
RT UK is a 24/7 channel, initially broadcasting 5 hours of dedicated UK programming each day including live news, documentaries and chat-shows. This programming will be supplemented by content supplied from other RT channels, including the flagship RT International.