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Launched 4 April 2013; 5 years ago (2013-04-04)
Owned by RT
via (ANO) TV-Novosti
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Question More
Country Germany
Language Russian
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Lennéstraße 1
Berlin, Germany
Sister channel(s) RT International
RT Arabic
RT Actualidad
RT America
RT Documentary
RT Deutsch

Ruptly GmbH is a video news agency specializing in video on demand, based in Berlin, Germany and belonging to the RT (Russia Today) televised news network.


Officially launched on April 4, 2013,[1] Ruptly consists of an international team headquartered in Germany and stringers in Washington, Damascus, London, Madrid, Gaza and Cairo among its 22 bureaus.[1] They broadcast live (with a platform that enables simultaneous streaming of five events) and allow TV stations and online media to receive and broadcast in real time.[2] They also have a video on demand service.[3] The service also sells footage to others on their website.

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 constantly reported on Russia, European policies, the NSA surveillance, the German elections of 2013, Middle East and the Syrian conflict.

The live events that Ruptly broadcast include elections, protests all over the world,[4] international talks such as P5+1, trials and walks in space. 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."[5]

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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 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.
  3. ^ "RUPTLY Video On Demand". RUPTLY vod. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ "RT's Ruptly team detained filming Anonymous 'United Stasi of America' action". RT. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  5. ^ Robert Briel (5 April 2013). "Russia Today launches Ruptly agency". Broadband TV News. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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