RT unveils dedicated news channel for UK | News | Rapid TV News
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As it continues its recent rapid expansion, Russia Today (RT) has confirmed the launch of a dedicated United Kingdom news channel, RT UK.

RTThe new channel will air both live and pre-recorded original programming to UK audiences from 30 October 2014, and will be available via the Freeview DTT network and Sky satellite pay-TV platform covering more than 90% of UK households.

Content-wise, RT UK will adhere to its parent's mission to 'question more', covering local, regional and national UK stories, focusing on what the channel says will be issues that matter most to Britons. As part of a global news network, it will also dissect the implications of major international developments for UK audiences.

RT UK will be on air 24/7, initially broadcasting five 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.

"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," said 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."