The BBC News Russian TV programme, News From The BBC, is now part of the prime-time offer of the Berlin-based Russian-language TV channel, OstWest. The 26-minute Monday to Friday global news programme will air at 17:00 Berlin Time (18:00 during summer time).
News from the BBC opens OstWest’s Monday to Friday prime-time slot, bringing latest reports, interviews and analysis from the BBC News Russian newsgathering network which covers Russia, the Baltics, Belarus, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as the best of news journalism from the rest of the BBC. Covering issues from politics and economy to business, sports and culture, News From The BBC delivers a comprehensive look at the day’s developments.

Launched in 1997 (as RTVD), OstWest is available across Germany as well as in Austria, Latvia, Switzerland and Ukraine. The channel broadcasts via cable networks across Germany, satellite (Eurobird9), the website and IP platforms, Amazon TV and Deutsche Telekom.

Head of Journalism, BBC World Service Americas and Europe Region, Americo Martins, comments: “Thanks to our collaboration with OstWest, BBC News Russian’s flagship TV programme now reaches an audience that is very important to us – Russian-speakers in Germany and other European countries. We hope that our reporting will soon become an important part of their news consumption.”

OstWest Director General, Peter Tietzki, adds: “We are pleased to cooperate with the BBC, this is certainly a significant addition to our prime-time news broadcasting. I congratulate all our viewers on such an important acquisition.”

News from the BBC is available via the websites and on the BBC News Russian social-media channels. The programme is broadcast by Moscow-based TV Rain and Bishkek-based Ala-Too 24.

In addition to website, the BBC connects with its Russian-speaking audiences via social media such as Facebook, VKontakte, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram, YouTube, Google+, LiveJournal and

BBC News Russian is part of the BBC World Service.

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