Foxtel adds Russia Today to channel offer

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 16 February 2015

Australian pay-TV network Foxtel is to launch the English-language news and current affairs channel Russia Today on 17 February.

The 24-hour channel offers news, bulletins, documentaries, talk shows and debates, aimed at a global audience. Flagship shows include Larry King Now, In the Now, Discovering Russia, Politicking, On The Money, The Big Picture and Sputnik.

"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 Brian Walsh, executive director of television, Foxtel.

"The channel is an important voice in bringing another perspective to world affairs, with an impressive roster of compelling programmes from award-winning journalists."

Russia Today joins other international news networks distributed by the 21st Century Fox-owned platform, including Al Jazeera, BBC World News, CNN, CNBC and Fox News.

The Russia Today channel (658) will be available in Foxtel's Entertainment pack.