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RUPTLY logo tag pos rgb.png
Launched4 April 2013; 6 years ago (2013-04-04)
Owned byRT
via (ANO) TV-Novosti
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
SloganNews That Expands Views
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersLennéstraße 1
Berlin, Germany
Sister channel(s)RT International
RT Arabic
RT Actualidad
RT America
RT Documentary
RT Deutsch

Ruptly GmbH is a Russian video news agency specializing in video on demand, based in Berlin, Germany. It is a division of the RT (Russia Today) televised news network.


Ruptly was officially launched on April 4, 2013.[1]

A Ruptly satellite reporting set up

Ruptly coverage includes much of what is covered on RT including politics, finance, sports, science, technology, entertainment and light news. The agency has reported on Russia, European policies, NSA surveillance, the German elections of 2013, the Middle East and the Syrian conflict.

The live events that Ruptly broadcasts include elections, protests all over the world,[2] international talks such as P5+1, trials, and spacewalks. According to Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of RT, the aim of the agency is "to become the go-to alternative resource in a highly concentrated market of professional news video footage, and to deliver coverage of stories that other agencies miss."[3]


Ruptly consists of an international team headquartered in Germany and stringers in Washington, Damascus, London, Madrid, Gaza and Cairo among its 22 bureaus.[1] Ruptly's organization also includes the Berlin-based subsidiary Redfish.[4]

The agency broadcasts live (with a platform that enables simultaneous streaming of five events) and allows TV stations and online media to receive and broadcast in real time.[5] It also has a video-on-demand service.[6] The service also sells footage to others on its website.

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  1. ^ a b "RT launches 'RUPTLY' - Full-service Global Video News Agency" (Press release). Russia Today. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  2. ^ "RT's Ruptly team detained filming Anonymous 'United Stasi of America' action". RT. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ Robert Briel (5 April 2013). "Russia Today launches Ruptly agency". Broadband TV News. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ Davis, Charles (2018-02-01). "Grassroots' Media Startup Redfish Is Supported by the Kremlin". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  5. ^ "RT Launches 'RUPTLY' - Full-service Global Video News Agency" (Press release). Reuters. 4 April 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  6. ^ "RUPTLY Video On Demand". RUPTLY vod. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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