Russia Today –  TV, also known as Russia Today and simply RT, is a globally broadcast English-language news channel from Russia, and the first all-digital Russian TV channel, sponsored by the state owned Russian news agency RIA-Novosti.
The channel, which cost about $30 million in 2005 to set up and $60 million for its first year of operation,started broadcasting on December 10, 2005  and is available around the world via satellite. The broadcast is also available online for free on the Russia Today homepage.