RT NOW AVAILABLE ONBOARD AEROFLOT FLIGHTS
MOSCOW, 26 SEPTEMBER 2011 – Thanks to newly-launched cooperation with Aeroflot, RT programming is now available onboard Russia’s largest air carrier.
RT programs are provided to Aeroflot passengers through in-flight infotainment across several viewing categories. RT news bulletins will bring RT on-air stories from around the world. Award winning RT documentaries, including several Media Excellence and New York Festival winners, are available in-flight. And RT travel guides will take passengers on a video tour of their destination city. RT is available in English and Russian onboard long-haul Aeroflot aircraft offering integrated in-flight entertainment systems, such as the Airbus A330 and Boeing 767, as well as on flights of over 5 hours, where business class passengers are provided with portable media players (PMPs). “We are happy to have launched our cooperation with Aeroflot, which represents Russia among the world’s largest passenger air carriers,” says RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. “Now our viewers will also be able to watch RT in-flight. This will give them an opportunity to get to know Russia while still flying to it.” RT is a round-the-clock news network broadcasting in English, Arabic and Spanish out of bureaus in Moscow and Washington, DC. It is already available to 430 million viewers, 22 percent of the world’s total cable subscribers. RT is the world’s first TV news network to receive over 500 million views on Youtube. In 2010, RT became the first Russian TV channel to reach the final of the prestigious Emmy International Television Award with a “News and Current Affairs” nomination. RT broadcasts, programming and other content is available at RT.COM.