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RT launches RT DE channel

December 16, 2021

RT DE, the latest 24/7 TV news channel from global news network RT, has gone live. The channel, which brings news and views to the German-speaking world, features a mix of live news, debates, documentaries and original programming.

“The degree of resistance and hostility with which RT was met in Germany is unlike anything we encountered in any other country or part of the world. At the same time, the German public turned out to be very welcoming. This is evidenced by the immense popularity of RT DE’s online and social media platforms – even without the benefit of a full-fledged broadcast TV channel, until now. Going forward, we will do our best to live up to the expectations of our German-speaking TV audiences as well,” said Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of RT.

RT DE programming will be broadcast all over Europe, aiming at countries with sizeable German-speaking audiences: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and others.

“We have found that audiences in Germany are growing ever more interested in RT, and we are happy that now, instead of just reading our content online, they can watch it on TV. Our viewers also want to know what modern Russia is all about, what it looks like on the inside – and we will deliver that as well,” said Dinara Toktosunova, CEO of RT DE Productions.

RT DE is available across the DACH region via its multi-platform offer of satellite broadcast, online and social media. Viewers can likewise access content via the RT app on Smart TVs and all major mobile app stores, as well as across further platforms arriving soon.

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