Profmedia names Khanumyan as new chief

Russian broadcaster and media company Profmedia has named former Sistema Mass Media president Vladimir Khanumyan as its new chief executive. Khanumyan replaces Olga Paskina, who is leaving the company. Gazprom Media agreed to acquire Profmedia – which operates TV channels TV3, Pyatnitsa and 2 x 2, and online service, and which  also formerly held […]

MTV Russia to close

MTV Russia is closing 14 years after the channel launched in the country. Owner Profmedia has decided not to renew the licence it has held from Viacom Media Networks since 2007 for the MTV brand and associated content. A new general entertainment channel, Pyanitsa, will replace the channel in June 2013. According to local reports, […]