RT ON FREEVIEW MOVES FROM CHANNEL 85 TO CHANNEL 135 ON SEPTEMBER 3

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014–Starting on September 3rd, 2014, RT will be found on Freeview Channel 135, following the scheduled changes that will affect six news channels in total, including BBC News and Sky News. RT, a global television news channel, has been broadcasting in the United Kingdom since 2006 and on Freeview, Britain’s largest digital terrestrial television with a reach of more than 55 million viewers, since 2010.

With more than half a million weekly viewers RT leads other international news channels, including Euronews and Fox News, in UK’s BABR ratings. RT, which has just received its third International Emmy nomination for news, appeals to UK viewers with a “different take on news from mainstream media”, “informative news coverage”, and the range of stories that are of interest to the audience, according to a survey by Kantar Media.

RT is a global international news network that broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow and Washington, DC, and is available to 700 million viewers worldwide. RT is the first TV news channel in history to cross the billion views mark on YouTube. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to garner three nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Award for News.