RT reaches 3BN views on YouTube | Online Video | News | Rapid TV News
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Russia Today is claiming undisputed YouTube news leadership saying it has racked up three billion views and clocked three million subscribers on the platform.

The news organisation adds that the combined number of views on all RT’s YouTube channels in all its languages is more than twice that of CNN, and three times that of euronews. Moreover, it pointed out that it is now nearly ten times ahead of the BBC news platforms in the same online video measure.

“Achieving success like this shows how viewers value legal, quality, professional and Internet audience-oriented content,” remarked head of Google Russia, Yulia Solovyeva, when RT International became the first TV news channel to reach a billion views on YouTube, in 2013. “This is an amazing achievement. We are very proud and pleased that RT has reached this figure. A billion views is an important milestone to which many others aspire.”

“To establish such a connection with the audience and attract viewers so that they come back to you again and again so as to hit a billion views – that’s a remarkable achievement,” added Robert Kyncl, Google VP and head of content for YouTube, on that occasion.