Press Releases

23.12.2013
CTC Media announces development of in-house creative production center
Moscow, Russia – December 23, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced the planned restructuring of its in-house television production unit and the formation of a new creative production center, build on the foundation of the Company’s Story First Production unit.
19.12.2013
CTC Media launches its first E-commerce project
Moscow, Russia – December 19, 2013 – CTC Media has signed an agreement with KupiVIP.ru (Private Trade, LLC), Russia’s largest online retailer, regarding the joint creation of a new brand of women’s clothing. This project, the first e-commerce project by a television holding in Russia, launches in April 2014.
16.12.2013
CTC becomes leader in prime-time due to Molodezhka series
Moscow, Russia — December 16, 2013 — on December 12, CTC channel aired the final episode of its key fall season premiere – Molodezhka (Youth Hockey League) series. The episode was watched by 23% of the Russian viewers in the 10-45 demographic. The average target audience share of the overall series (aired from October 7 through December 12) reached 16.2%, making CTC the most watched broadcaster in Russia in late night prime time. The target audience share of the channel’s 9pm slot was up 26% due to Molodezhka.
04.12.2013
CTC Media focuses on Russian produced content
Moscow, Russia — December 4, 2013 — In the end of November CTC channel adjusted its evening prime-time. November 18-26 from Monday till Thursday at 10:00pm instead of foreign movies CTC aired a new fantastical thriller After Life (Vizhit Posle), produced by Art Pictures Vision and containing 12 episodes. The average target audience share of the mini-series reached 13.7% in the 10-45 demographic, which was 20% higher than the average share of this time-slot. The series’ maximum share on other days exceeded 19% throughout Russia. The high figures prove that original Russian content is quite strong and competitive.
18.11.2013
Lilia Omasheva appointed CTC Media’s Chief of Operational Efficiency and Organizational Development
Moscow, Russia — November 18, 2013 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM) announces the appointment of Lilia Omasheva as CTC Media’s Chief of Operational Efficiency and Organizational Development. The appointment takes effect starting December 2, 2013. Konstantin Khachaturov, who previously held this position, decided to leave the Company.
07.11.2013
CTC Media financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013

Moscow, Russia – November 7, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013. 

06.11.2013
CTC Media announces appointment of new Director
Moscow, Russia – November 6, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced that Alexander Pentya has joined CTC Media’s Board of Directors, replacing Dmitry Lebedev, who has resigned. Mr. Pentya is one of the three members of the CTC Media Board designated by Telcrest Investments Limited, an affiliate of Bank Rossiya and one of CTC Media’s principal stockholders, pursuant to a stockholders’ agreement among the Company, MTG Russia and Telcrest.
06.11.2013
CTC Media third quarter 2013 conference call format update
Moscow, Russia — November 6, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will provide an overview of its key mid-term strategic priorities and development plans at the results call for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. The call will be hosted by Yuliana Slashcheva, Chief Executive Officer, and Nikolay Surikov, Chief Financial Officer. The strategy update call previously scheduled for November 11, 2013 will be cancelled.
01.11.2013
Alexey Shchedrin appointed CTC Mmedia’s Chief Strategic Communications Officer
Moscow, Russia — November 1, 2013 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM) announces the appointment of Alexey Shchedrin as Chief Strategic Communications Officer, effective today. 
01.11.2013
CTC Media schedules strategy update conference call
Moscow, Russia — November 1, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s strategy on November 11, 2013.
24.10.2013
Alexey Pivovarov appointed Head of CTC Media’s TV and Transmedia projects
Moscow, Russia — October 24, 2013 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM) announces the appointment of Alexey Pivovarov as Director, Television and Transmedia Projects. His appointment will take effect November 5, 2013 and forms part of the Company’s implementation of its strategy for developing digital and transmedia projects.
22.10.2013 16:00:00
CTC Media schedules third quarter 2013 earnings release and conference call

Moscow, Russia —October 22, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 on Thursday, November 7, 2013 before U.S. market hours. 

06.08.2013
CTC Media financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013
Moscow, Russia – August 6, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013.
30.07.2013
CTC Media announces appointment of Yuliana Slashcheva as Chief Executive Officer
Moscow, Russia – July 30, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced the appointment Yuliana Slashcheva as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1. Ms. Slashcheva will succeed Boris Podolsky, who has decided to leave the Company in order to pursue other interests.
29.07.2013
CTC Media signs Communique on implementation of the intellectual property rights legislation in the internet
Moscow, Russia — July 29, 2013 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, supported the initiative of the largest Russian media companies to consolidate efforts in protecting intellectual property rights in the information and telecommunications networks. Communique, a recommendatory document on coordinated activities of the intellectual property rights owners, was signed on July 25, 2013 in the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (ROSKOMNADZOR).
17.07.2013
CTC Media schedules second quarter 2013 earnings release and conference call
Moscow, Russia — July 17, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 before U.S. market hours.
08.07.2013
Viacheslav Murugov - the media manager of the year
Moscow, Russia — July 8, 2013 — CTC Media Chief Content Officer and the Head of CTC Viacheslav Murugov won in the «Digital Media. Television» nomination at the 13th National Awards «Media-Manager 2013».
21.05.2013
CTC Media enters trading plan for previously announced stock repurchase program
Moscow, Russia — May 21, 2013 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has entered into a trading plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act in respect of its previously announced open market stock repurchase program. The Board of Directors of CTC Media approved the repurchase program in March 2013, pursuant to which the Company will repurchase up to 2.5 million shares of Common Stock in the market for use under its 2013 Equity Incentive Plan.
13.05.2013
CTC Media launches touch-free cooking app
Moscow, Russia — May 13, 2013 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has announced the launch of a touch-free motion activated cooking app "Домашний.Рецепты" (Domashny.Recipes), a first for the Russian market. The app was developed by international cross-media company Screenz.
02.05.2013
CTC Media announces results of 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting
Moscow – May 2, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, announces that all resolutions proposed at CTC Media’s 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting, held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, have been passed.
02.05.2013
CTC Media financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013
Moscow, Russia – May 2, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
15.04.2013
CTC Media announces results of transmedia projects competition
Moscow, Russia – April 15, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, announced the results of “Content 360” transmedia projects competition, which was held as a part of the MIPTV 2013 spring content market. The winner of the competition, Alex Alexander, from Australia, has presented his transmedia project “Step 1”.
15.04.2013
CTC Media schedules first quarter 2013 earnings release and conference call
Moscow, Russia — April 15, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 on Thursday, May 2, 2013 before U.S. market hours.
08.04.2013
CTC Media announces proposed changes to the Company’s Board of Directors
Moscow, Russia – April 8, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced that Lorenzo Grabau has been appointed as a member and Co-Chairman of CTC Media’s Board of Directors, effective upon the closing of the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on April 30, 2013.
06.03.2013
CTC Media financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012
Moscow, Russia – March 6, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.
27.02.2013
CTC Media changes fourth quarter and full year 2012 conference call time
Moscow, Russia — February 27, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announces that in order to avoid conflict with Vimpelcom’s earnings call the Company’s fourth quarter and twelve months 2012 conference call will start at 7:30 a.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. UK / 4:30 p.m. Moscow time on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
18.02.2013
CTC Media to run cross media project competition at MIPTV in Cannes
Moscow, Russia — February 18, 2013 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has announced plans to hold the “Content 360” cross media projects competition as part of the MIPTV spring TV market, which will be held in Cannes on April 8-11, 2013. CTC Media will organize the contest, along with advertising agency Ailove and a leading Russia and CIS mobile operator MTS. This is the first time such a competition will be run by Russian companies and the first time concepts for the Russian market will be selected from a competition of this scale.
06.02.2013
CTC Media schedules fourth quarter and full year 2012 earnings release and conference call
Moscow, Russia – February 6, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2012 on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 before U.S. market hours.
31.01.2013
CTC Media appoints new Chief Strategy and Digital Media Officer
Moscow, Russia — January 31, 2013 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has announced the appointment of Yulia Mitrovich as CTC Media Chief Strategy and Digital Media Officer with effect from February 1, 2013.
28.01.2013
CTC Media appoints new Chief Marketing Officer
Moscow, Russia – January 28, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has announced the appointment of Elmira Makhmutova as Chief Marketing Officer. She was previously Marketing Director of the Peretz channel. Maksim Pobedin, former Deputy Marketing Director of Peretz, will take Elmira’s previous position.
23.01.2013
CTC Media announces appointment of new Director
Moscow, Russia – January 23, 2013 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced that Timur Weinstein has joined CTC Media’s Board of Directors, replacing Dimitry Afanasiev, who has resigned to pursue other interests. Mr. Weinstein is one of the three members of the CTC Media Board designated by Telcrest Investments Limited, an affiliate of Bank Rossiya and one of CTC Media’s principal stockholders, pursuant to a stockholders’ agreement among the Company, MTG Russia and Telcrest.