RT HD to launch 16th December

Russia-based news channel RT is to launch its HD service this month.

The looped trailer which appears free-to-air on satellite has now been amended to state that the service is "starting 16th December". It is currently unknown if the service will appear on both Sky and Freesat EPGs replacing the current standard definition version for owners of HD receivers.

The channel could become Freesat's sixth HD channel. Freesat has as yet not commented on the matter.

RT originally launched under the brand "Russia Today" in 2005. The channel reportedly has an annual budget of around $300 million.

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