Press releases | Archive 2013
RBC launches New York news bureau
Moscow, March 1, 2013 - RBC OJSC (MICEX-RTS: RBCM) hereby announces the launch of RBC television channel’s news bureau in New York as a first step towards deploying its own foreign correspondent network. This project aims to expand RBC’s exclusive content. By operating a news bureau in one of the world’s financial centers, RBC will be positioned to provide on-the-spot-reporting on key developments in the U.S. and highlight their significance to Russian economics, politics, and society.
The newly formed U.S. team will provide coverage on a wide range of issues, including stock market and economic news, political events, social life, and will also hold live broadcasts with analysts and experts.
“Last year, RBC opened two remote studios in Moscow, in the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel and the Moscow International Business Center (Moscow-City), providing high-profile business professionals, experts, and analysts an opportunity to promptly go on the air. Building on this initiative, we have been able to offer our audience real-time analysis of economic and political news, which is a unique product for the Russian TV industry. Our efforts are underpinned by the need to meet the expectations of RBC’s sophisticated audience by broadcasting on site where the news is happening. By launching a New York bureau, RBC is taking this approach to the U.S.,” RBC channel's CEO Alexander Lyubimov pointed out.
RBC’s U.S. news bureau will be headed by Boris Koltsov, a 20-year TV industry veteran. He was among the first to join NTV channel in the early 1990s, has worked at RTVI international TV channel, and was New York bureau chief for Channel One Russia.
RBC intends to launch news bureaus in other global financial centers, such as London, in the near future.