CTC begins promoting Viaplay on Videomore

Russian broadcaster CTC Media’s on-demand TV service Videomore has begun promoting Modern Times Group-owned Viaplay’s content catalogue as part of a cooperation agreement between the pair. Videomore users will be able to access the Viaplay service at a discounted rate. The cost of subscription for the first month will be RUB50 (€1.24) rather than the […]

Russian broadcasters to launch local Hulu

Russian broadcasters CTC, Ren TV and Channel 5 have teamed together to launch an online video service, dubbed the Russian Hulu. The broadcasters have reached an agreement that will see a raft of content from all of the channels launch on the site. The new service will use the CTC Media’s Videomore platform that it […]

CTC Media names business support chief

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has named Konstantin Khachaturov as head of business support and a member of the management board. Khachaturov is in charge of administration and organizational development, human resources, IT and TV technology. He was previously vice-president of corporate development at technology company Sitronics.

CTC Media names new finance chief

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has named Nikolay Surikov as chief financial officer. Surikov was previously chief financial officer of VTB Bank subsidiary VTB Factoring and served as corporate reporting director of service provider MTS from 2004-08. Boris Podolsky, CEO of CTC Media, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nikolay to the CTC Media management team. […]

Kazakh Channel 31 strikes exclusive deal with Warner Bros

CTC Media-owned Kazakh free-to-air channel Channel 31 has signed a multi-year output deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution. Under the deal, described as the first time an exclusive output deal has been struck in Kazakhstan, Channel 31 will secure rights to broadcast a range of films and TV series from Warner Bros including The […]

CTC Media retargets channel

Russian broadcast group CTC Media is revamping its target demographics for two of its main channels as it looks to stem falling ratings. 
 The broadcaster is launching new demographic targets for its main CTC Network and Peretz Network at the start of 2013. CTC Network, which used to target an audience of 6 to […]

CTC-International expands footprint

Russian broadcaster CTC Media is to launch the international version of the CTC channel in Thailand as part of the next phase of its international expansion, targeting popular Russian tourist destinations. The Thai launch will be followed by launches in Turkey, the UAE and other countries shortly, according to Marat Devlet-Kildeyev, CTC Media’s head of […]

CTC Media secures early VOD window for House

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has inked a deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution that will see the final season of medical drama House airing on the company’s digital video platform immediately after its TV bow. This is one of the first times in Russia that a key international acquisition will be available via video-on-demand […]

CTC launches in Caucasian region

Russian broadcaster CTC Media is launching its international channel in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan after striking a number of distribution deals. The international version of the CTC channel will launch in Armenia via cable platform Masttel, in Georgia via the Global Media Group and in Azerbaijan via Nur Duyasi. Boris Podolsky, CTC Media’s acting chief […]

CTC Media launches Videomore on Android

Russian broadcaster CTC Media is launching its online video social networking service Videomore on Android phones. The move means that CTC content will now be available across all smartphones including iPhones and Android phones. Anna Maria Trenev, head of new media, CTC Media, said: “This makes the audience of CTC more mobile. We are not […]