The global expansion of Russia Today (RT) continues apace with the news that the Moscow-based multilingual television news network is now available to 700 million broadcast TV viewers in more than 100 countries around the globe.
Interestingly the benchmark does not include a sizeable audience who can watch — via mobile platforms or through smart TVs — content such as the flagship English-language news channel as well as RT Arabic, RT Spanish and RT America news channels, and documentary channel RTDoc in English and Russian.
The network has added more than 40 million viewers to its potential audience in the first half of 2014. Major expansion of RT Spanish in Latin America contributed significantly to this growth. In Latin America, RT Spanish is now offered by more than 500 cable operators. Presence in the cable grids of Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico was especially increased. RT soon will join Argentina's national TV grid, thanks to the broadcasting deal that was signed at the end of recent Russian-Argentine talks.