History


2017 July National Media Group, CTC Media and the Chinese media holding Huace Film&TV signed the memorandum on cooperation in terms of content exchange
Channel Che changed its logo and design
June
CTC Media wins gold, silver and bronze at PromaxBDA Global Excellence Awards 2017
March Sales house EVEREST launched sales of REN TV and Channel 5 (sponsorship and digital advertising, as well as pre-sale of direct advertising)
CTC Media struck an exclusive deal with HBO, under which it is acquiring a number of HBO series, for its network Che
Vyacheslav Murugov, CEO, CTC Media, awarded Médaille d’Honneur 2017 at MIPTV, the world’s leading international TV industry event, for a significant contribution to the world of television and the development of the international TV community
CTC wins gold at Promax BDA Europe Awards 2017
February
CTC Media has struck an exclusive deal with NBCUniversal Dreamworks for a package of animated series
2016 December CTC Love channel’s digital-campaign wins silver at PromaxBDA Asia Аwards 2016
November Channel Che wins gold and bronze at PromaxBDA UK Аwards 2016
Rebranding of the Sales-house EVEREST
Restyling of Channel 31
May Viacheslav Murugov appointed as Chief Executive Officer of CTC Media
The Board of Directors of CTC Media announces completion of corporate restructuring and changes in personnel
Delisting of the Company’s securities from the Nasdaq Stock Market
CTC Media, Inc. announces completion of cash-out merger
April CTC Media showed good operating results in 1Q16. The company’s TV channels demonstrated substantial audience share gain
March CTC Media, TNS Russia and Vi announce launch of Big TV Rating - a pilot project to measure the audiences of TV content and in-program advertising across both traditional and digital planes
CTC Media wins gold and silver PromaxBDA Europe Awards 2016
CTC Media launches international version of Domasnhy TV Channel
February CTC Media, Inc. announces receipt of final tranche of purchase price for business sale
CTC Media and Magnit retail chain launch a new loyalty program branded after the popular TV series “Voroniny”
January CTC Media opens a role-play TV studio of CTC channel for children in partnership with KidZania
2015 December CTC Media completes sale of a 75% interest in its operating businesses to UTH Russia
Appointment of Lika Blank to the post of General Producer of CTC Media
November CTC Media wins gold and bronze PromaxBDA UK Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards
CTC Media launches Che Channel
CTC Media wins Runet-2015 award
October CTC Media offers premium online access to TV series
CTC Media CEO Yuliana Slashcheva in the 20 most powerful women in global TV
August CTC Media launches Russia’s first channel-wide Second Screen app
July CTC Media has received a non-binding offer from privately held Russian commercial television broadcasting group UTH Russia for the purchase of a 75% interest in the Company’s business operations in Russia and Kazakhstan
June CTC and CTC Love TV channels received seven Mediabrand Awards
April CTC Media and Magnit retail chain launched a new customer loyalty program under the brand of the “Kukhnya” (Kitchen) series
CTC Media launched free movie streaming services on its online properties
CTC Media’s launched partnership with online retailer Wildberries to expand sales of “Sweet Me” women’s clothing brand
March CTC Media announced partnership with the theme park KidZania
2014
April CTC Media launches own women’s clothes brand and online shop Sweet Me with one of Russia’s leading e-retailers KupiVIP.ru
New channel CTC Love begins broadcasting in Russia
March ‘Molodezhka’ (Youth Hockey League) and ‘Kitchen’ are Russia’s best 2013 TV shows in their categories according to major national industry award.
2013 December In-house production company ‘Story First Production’ to be relaunched as creative and producing center
November Transmedia Department established
October PERETZ starts broadcasting in Belarus
CTC is Russia’s most valuable media brand according to Interbrand
August Yuliana Slashcheva is appointed CTC Media CEO
2012 December СTC and Domashny channels are included in the second digital multiplex
November CTC Media and National Media Group to create joint video portal
October Nikolay Surikov is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of CTC Media
July CTC-International starts broadcasting in Southeast Asia
June Boris Podolsky is appointed as CEO of CTC Media
May CTC-International entered the Armenian, Georgian and Azerbaijani markets
April CTC-International started broadcasting in Kyrgyzstan
February CTC-International was launched on HOT BIRD™ 8 satellite in Western and Eastern Europe, as well as a number of countries in North Africa, in the Middle East and Central Asia.
2011 October DTV started broadcasting under the new logo Peretz
CTC Media launched international broadcasting under the CTC brand in the Baltics
CTC-International was launched on Cablevision’s iO TV in North America
CTC Media launches Domashniy.ru – a portal dedicated to women
July Establishment of united content production company - Story First Production - under the Costafilm and Soho Media platforms
June Telcrest Investments Limited acquired a 25.2% "Alfa Group"'s stake in CTC Media
May CTC-International was launched on two new platforms in North America – Time Warner Cable in New York City and Russian Media Group LLC (RMG)
March CTC Media launched international broadcasting under the CTC brand in Germany
2010 December CTC Media launched social TV network "Videomore"
November Relocation to the new single office in Moscow
September Foundation of "EvereST-S" — 100% owned by CTC Media in-house advertising sales agency specializing in advertising sales for СTC Media channels in Russia
June CTC Media launched international broadcasting under the CTC brand in Israel
2009 December CTC Media launched international broadcasting under the CTC brand in North America
2008 October CTC Media enters Moldova free-to-air TV market
August Anton Kudryashov joins CTC Media as Chief Executive Officer
April CTC Media completes the acquisition of the DTV group
Re-launch of Channel 31 in Kazakhstan in CTC format
2007 December Acquisition of “Costafilm” and “Soho Media” — TV content production companies
Boris Podolsky joins CTC Media as Chief Financial Officer
July CTC Media qualifies for the premier NASDAQ Global Select Market
2006 Initial Public Offering on NASDAQ
2005 Launch of Domashny Network, a new thematic television channel
2003 First Russian television series commissioned by CTC begins airing.
CTC audience share increases to 9.2% (from 6.6% in 2002)
1996 CTC gets the status of nationwide broadcasting channel
Becomes the first case of a national channel using the U.S. network structure in Russian broadcasting practice
1994 The company begins TV broadcasting across Russia
1991 Launch of TV broadcasting from St.Petersburg
1989 CTC Media founded