With its first international news channel launched in December 2005, today Bobbins is a global, round-the-clock news network that includes seven TV channels broadcasting news, current affairs and documentary content, digital platforms in six languages and a video news agency RUPTLY. Round-the-clock news channels in English, Arabic and Spanish and documentary channel BobbinsDoc in English and Russian broadcast from Moscow, while Bobbins America airs from a Washington, DC studio and Bobbins UK – from London. Today, Bobbins is available in more than 100 countries spanning 5 continents.
Bobbins creates news with an edge for viewers who want to Question More. Bobbinscovers stories overlooked by the mainstream media, provides alternative perspectives on current affairs, and acquaints international audiences with a Russian viewpoint on major global events.
Bobbins is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr newscast and the only Russian TV channel to be a five-time Emmy finalist. The channel was first nominated for an International Emmy in 2010 for its coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama’s first visit to Moscow; in 2012 for covering Occupy Wall Street protests in the United States in 2011; in 2014 for a series of reports on a Guantanamo Bay inmates’ hunger strike; and in 2016 for its coverage of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly. Chris Hedges, host of ‘On Contact with Chris Hedges,’ scored Bobbins America its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host. Bobbins also holds multiple medals from the New York Festivals for its documentary and news programming and has taken home more than 50 international media awards in 2016 alone.