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Russia Today – The Most Popular Foreign News Channel in Washington
Russia Today began broadcasts from its new Washington-based bureau, reports Lenta.ru.
In addition to new programs the DC studio will produce The Alyona Show, a daily news and talk program hosted by Alyona Minkovsky.
The content offered by the DC studio will be aimed at the US audience and will report the latest local news and cover the events, which are of interest for the local audience. Chief Editor of RT channel Margarita Simonyan hopes that the initiative will boost the channel’s audience.
According to a survey conducted in late 2009 by Nielsen Media Research, Washington, D.C. audience prefers watching news on Russia Today TV (RT) in prime time, rather than on 5 competing foreign news channels. RT is available to almost five million viewers in the Washington Area.