RT en Español reaches 1 billion views on YouTube

Russia’s international news channel RT en Español announced that it has reached 1 billion views on YouTube, surpassing all international news channels that broadcast in that language, according to a press release.
RT en Español obtained thirteen times more views on YouTube than BBC Mundo and eight times more than CNN en Español. In addition, it outperformed the Spanish channel of Euronews and the Latin American channel TeleSur by having five and four times more views respectively.
“The one billion views on YouTube are proof of the audience’s trust and an incentive for the development of our entire team. Not only have we found our niche in the Latin American market, but we also firmly hold the leadership in front of our competitors, surpassing even those channels that had begun to broadcast long before us, ” commented RT en Español director Victoria Vorontsova.
Some of RT’s most popular videos have been the exclusive forecast of José Mourinho for the Soccer World Cup in Russia, the video of the attack against the president of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, RT’s documentary ‘Popeye’ and the images in those that the president of Russia Vladimir Putin defends to the veteran to whom an employee of the Federal Service of Guardia separated of his side after the parade of the Day of the Victory.
RT en Espanol began broadcasting in December 2009. It was the first foreign channel that began broadcasting on the state-owned TV networks of Argentina and Venezuela. In 2018, it was launched on Dish, one of the most important platforms in Mexico. In total, it is part of the packages of more than 1,000 pay TV operators in Spain, Latin American countries and the United States.