MEDIA RELEASE: Monday February 16, 2015
Foxtel today announced the multi-Emmy nominated news channel, Russia Today, will be available on the platform from tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17.
Russia Today is an English-language international news and current affairs channel which presents 24/7 news, bulletins, documentaries, talk shows and debates on a broad range of issues, as well as sports news and cultural programs on Russia, all designed for a global audience.
The channel’s key programs include Larry King Now, In the Now, Discovering Russia, Politicking, On The Money, The Big Picture and Sputnik.
Russia Today will complement Foxtel’s existing offering of international news channels including Al Jazeera, BBC World News, CNN, CNBC and Fox News.
“Foxtel is delighted to now include RT to our comprehensive slate of international news channels which will provide our subscribers with an even broader perspective on major global events,” said Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh.
“The channel is an important voice in bringing another perspective to world affairs, with an impressive roster of compelling programmes from award winning journalists,” he said.
The channel is currently broadcast in more than 100 countries to approximately 700 million people, with operators including BSkyB (UK), Sky Italia (IT) and Comcast (US).
The Russia Today channel (658) will be available in Foxtel’s Entertainment pack.