[5/22/17] Videos from RT’s primary English-language channel have now been watched over 2 billion times while all its channels together have over 4.5 billion views. Both figures put RT well ahead of international rivals such as CNN, Fox News and Al-Jazeera.
However serious the story, we always strive to make it accessible, and do our best to provide the audience with high quality, verified, informative and entertaining content. We are very inspired by the number of 2 billion views and will not let down the 2,099,490 people subscribed to RT English on YouTube,” said RT’s Deputy Head of Social Media Gleb Burashov.
RT registered on YouTube in March 2007, two years after the site was established. From the outset, RT focused on the online community who are deemed more proactive and independent-minded than traditional mainstream media consumers.