Dinara Toktosunova, CEO of Ruptly, said: “Our latest award success is reflection of the high quality, timely and impactful content that we capture. We see it as our priority to provide coverage collating the most diverse and extraordinary content - be it encapsulating the spirit of World Cup or giving comprehensive and impartial account of the Yellow Vests movement."​

Ruptly won a Platinum AVA award for its extensive coverage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which enabled over 300 digital and broadcast channels to access more than 1400 stories and instantly stream 290 live events from 36 cities via the Ruptly Live platform. Ruptly also received an honourable mention from the AVA panel in the Business to Business category for its website.

Ruptly’s live coverage of the Yellow Vests movement was shortlisted for the finals of the Shorty Awards in the Live News Coverage category, where it will compete with projects by Bloomberg Media (‘Bloomberg’s TicToc’) and United Services Automobile Association (‘A Poppy Worn, A Hero Honored’). Ruptly’s live streams of the Yellow Vests protests started from the first day and provided a live window on the events as they unfolded in real-time. Ruptly produced 125 hours of live content between November 2018 and February 2019, which was used by broadcasters and individuals in 24 countries, generating over 10 million views across YouTube and Facebook.

Winners of the Shorty Awards will be announced at the 11th annual awards ceremony on 5 May 2019 in New York City.