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    RT TV channel has expanded its presence in Australia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) RT TV channel has expanded its presence on cable and satellite networks, launching broadcasts on Foxtel, the largest television platform in Australia, the channel's press service said Tuesday.

    RT is now available to more than six million viewers in Australia.

    "Until recently RT has been available in Australia in an open access from the satellite, now the channel appeared in the network of the largest local platform Foxtel," the channel's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan was quoted in the press release as saying.

    Simonyan added that at least a quarter of the Australian population would now be able to "evaluate the quality of our television content fancied by hundreds of millions of viewers around the world."

    The Foxtel company operates cable and satellite television, as well as IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) services in Australia.

    "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," Foxtel's Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, said in a statement published on the company's website.

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

    RT television network includes three 24/7 news channels broadcasting from Moscow in English, Arabic and Spanish in more than 100 countries around the world, as well as RT America and RT UK channels broadcasting from their own studios in Washington and London. The network also includes the documentary channel RTD and global news video agency RUPTLY offering exclusive content to channels around the globe. RT is available around-the-clock to 700 million international viewers.

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