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August 30

TYT Breaks Through as Fourth News Network Leading into the 2020 Election

TYT Breaks Through as Fourth News Network Leading into the 2020 Election

-TYT continues to dominate as #1 most engaged news & politics network- -Crossed half a billion video views in June across all digital platforms-

Second quarter viewership and engagement were strong for TYT despite a transition to a complete work-from-home setup and stripped down broadcast. Viewership doubled in the past three months as a result of coverage around the coronavirus and justice-related stories. And June was a record-setting month for TYT and partner channels in video views. According to historical data, TYT’s YouTube viewership for June was the highest in three years.

In recent months, TYT hosted conversations with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Jamaal Bowman, Ben Jealous, Dolores Huerta, Ben Crump, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, and continued its coverage of primary elections in New York, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.

"We have been here since the beginning of social media,” said TYT founder and host Cenk Uygur. “TYT was the first partner channel for YouTube. We have helped influence Millennials and Gen Z to become the most progressive generations we have ever had in this country. And now having doubled our views and being at the top of all social media rankings, I'm so proud that we are emerging on every platform as the fourth news network. It's about time Americans who are progressive got a voice!”

According to the leading global video measurement and analytics platform, Tubular:

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ABOUT ‘THE YOUNG TURKS’ AND TYT TYT is America's largest online progressive news show. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 250 million views a month.

Most recently, Cenk Uygur was recognized by Mediaite on their list of Most Influential in News Media 2019. Host Ana Kasparian was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list. The Young Turks won the Audience Honor for Overall YouTube Presence in the 2018 Shorty Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Award for News and Politics - Series. In 2017, The Young Turks received best in News and Culture at the 7th Annual Streamy Awards, won the 21st Annual People’s Voice Webby Award for Online Film & Video - News & Politics series, and was also recognized with the Audience Honor at the 10th Annual Shorty Awards under Overall YouTube Presence. The Young Turks was awarded the Imagen Vision Award and the Vote It Loud Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media in 2016. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category).

TYT includes owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, The Damage Report, TYT Investigates, Happy Half Hour, and more.

TYT’s 24/7 programming is available on YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Xumo, Twitch, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Samsung TV Plus, and more.