RT Online ahead of competitors growth of the audience

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Online news channel RT Arabic RT Online over a year since launch outperformed its competitors at engaging and increasing audiences.

According to the analytical portal CrowdTangle, RT Online ahead of on Facebook online project AJ+, and Al Arabiya, and Arabic versions of BBC, DW, France 24 and Sky News. Taking into account such factors as the average percentage of user engagement with materials and the number of new subscribers.

«In a year, RT Online has overtaken all competitors in audience engagement — one of the most important indicators for Facebook. Our project blurs the boundaries, now the audience share RT news live. And to watch RT Online from mobile devices it easier, we started broadcasting in a vertical format», — said the head of RT in Arabic Maya Mann.

In the RT project Online, which was established in 2017 in honor of the 10th anniversary RT Arabic users of social networks can in real time to become members of a news broadcast, describing the events which witnesses they became.

RT Arabic page in Facebook reached 15 million likes, which is more than the Arabic-language versions of other international media. In October 2018, RT Arabic is the first among foreign Arab regional news channels scored a billion views on YouTube, ahead of the Arabic-language version of CNN, BBC, DW.

According to the analytical portal SimilarWeb, the site of RT Arabic with Mar holds first place for number of visits as well as five months in a row leads in the number of unique visitors among the sites of the Arabic-language news channels, including Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya.