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Old 05-02-2013, 21:13
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Despite that Info TV continue to manage the UK satellite distribution of Russia Today.
Possibly changed to fall in line with the Ofcom rule that the licensee should have editorial control over the broadcasts.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:03
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RT is great. Some very interesting magazine programmes. Although I agree you cant call it unbiased. It offers a good alternative view of the world though whether its in widescreen or not.
In a sense it's a bit like listening to Radio Moscow all those years ago, especially if you watch Fox News
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:06
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The satellite licence was transferred last May http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/tv-bro...updates/052012

Despite that Info TV continue to manage the UK satellite distribution of Russia Today.
Is RIA Novosti linked to the Russian government? According to an article on what appears to RIA Novosti's ("RIAN") own website it is entirely independent. Glad that's been cleared up.

"RIA Novosti Does Not Control RT Television – Russian Media Experts"
"Under Russian law, as an autonomous non-profit organization, RT is fully independent of its founders. ...RIA Novosti does not have any representatives on the RT Supervisory Council or any other RT management bodies, and hence does not influence the network’s editorial policy, or its financial and economic operation, directly or indirectly.
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RIA Novosti and RT are media organizations established and financed by the government. The older of the two, RIA Novosti, helped establish the younger one, RT."
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:10
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In a sense it's a bit like listening to Radio Moscow all those years ago, especially if you watch Fox News
Although Radio Moscow / Voice of Russia actually had a better reputation.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:17
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Is RIA Novosti linked to the Russian government?
RIA is the Russian Information Agency, directly controlled by the Kremlin. Obviously, they don't brag about that.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:06
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In a sense it's a bit like listening to Radio Moscow all those years ago, especially if you watch Fox News
It does remind me of Radio Moscow. I still listen to VOR occasionally. I just think their documentaries are far more interesting and diverse than anything the others serve up.
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:04
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Perhaps in future years, RT presenters will be repeating the words of former Radio Moscow presenter Vladimir Pozner, "what I was doing was propaganda".
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Old 07-02-2013, 14:43
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Information TV Limited are no longer the licensee for Russia Today on DTT, the licensee is now RT's owners 'TV-Novosti'

http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/tv-bro...updates/012013
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Old 07-02-2013, 18:35
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I've a friend who swears by the Keiser report !
Agree, 1000%
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Old 07-02-2013, 18:38
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Sad to see that most of you are government sheep

RT is the best, unbiased and informative news channel in the world. If you want to hear the news stories that BBC, CNN, FOX etc refuse to show, you need to watch RT.
Agree, people are too busy reading Russia, to look passed this and watch real new, RT is the only decent news channel going,
and if you think its not, you don't watch it, the way the uk is going, i think we would have more freedom in Russia anyway!
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:27
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Information TV Limited are no longer the licensee for Russia Today on DTT, the licensee is now RT's owners 'TV-Novosti'

http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/tv-bro...updates/012013
Information TV would have had no editorial control over RT, which a licensee is required to have under Ofcom rules.
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Old 09-02-2013, 00:17
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Information TV Limited are no longer the licensee for Russia Today on DTT, the licensee is now RT's owners 'TV-Novosti'

http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/tv-bro...updates/012013
Russian state owned. They state they are autonomous with no interference from the owners (like the BBC and France 24).

RT's annual budget has increased from $30 million to $300 million since 2005, growth most broadcasters can only dream of.

"RT cost $30 million to establish in 2005 and $30 million for its first year of operation. About half of the network's budget came from the state and the other half from banks and companies friendly to the government. Its budget in dollars was approximately $80 million in 2007, $120 million in 2008, $380 million in 2011 and $300 million in 2012. Putin has prohibited funding for Russia Today from being reduced as of October 30, 2012."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_(TV_network)
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:05
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Putin has prohibited funding for Russia Today from being reduced as of October 30, 2012.
No surprise there.
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Old 10-02-2013, 19:23
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They still shut down for scheduled maintenance every so often. Maybe that's when the presenters are getting their propaganda lessons lol.
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Old 13-02-2013, 10:55
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Now renamed to RT on Freeview - changed about 10:10 this morning.
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