Press Releases

24.12.2015 16:05:00
CTC MEDIA COMPLETES SALE OF A 75% INTEREST IN ITS OPERATING BUSINESSES TO UTH RUSSIA
Moscow, Russia — December 24, 2015 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM) today announced that it has completed the sale of 75% of the outstanding participation interests in its subsidiary CTC Investments LLC (“CTC Investments”) to UTV-Management LLC (“UTH”), a leading private commercial television broadcaster in Russia.
21.12.2015 14:00:00
CTC Media Announces the Appointment of Lika Blank to the Post of General Producer of CTC Media
Moscow, Russia December 21, 2015 — CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has announced the appointment of Lika Blank to the post of General Producer of CTC Media. Lika Blank will take on the new job in addition to management of the TV channels Domashniy and CTC Love.
17.12.2015 21:55:00
CTC MEDIA ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
Moscow, Russia December 17, 2015 — CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, announced the results of its special meeting of stockholders held today. All proposed resolutions were approved.
15.12.2015 15:25:00
CTC Media Provides Update on Upcoming Special Meeting of Stockholders
Moscow, Russia – December 15, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, would like to update its stockholders on the upcoming special meeting. The Company understands that the Russian Government Commission responsible for the Control of Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation has approved the proposed sale. CTC Media also confirms that MTG Russia AB, the Company’s largest stockholder, has voted by proxy in favor of the all resolutions proposed for consideration at the special meeting. The Company would like to remind stockholders that the upcoming special meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m., local time, at the offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP, Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AL, United Kingdom. At the special meeting, CTC Media is seeking approval of the sale and the subsequent merger detailed in the proxy statement dated November 17, 2015. These transactions are planned in response to the adoption by the Russian government of the Mass Media Law, which will impose new limitations on non-Russian ownership of Russian television broadcasters effective January 1, 2016.
02.12.2015 18:10:00
CTC Media Reminds Stockholders of Upcoming Special Meeting
Moscow, Russia – December 2, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, would like to remind the Company’s stockholders of the upcoming special meeting to be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m., local time, at the offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP, Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AL, United Kingdom. At the special meeting, CTCM is seeking approval of the sale and the subsequent merger detailed in the proxy statement dated November 17, 2015. These transactions are planned in response to the adoption by the Russian government of the Mass Media Law, which will impose new limitations on non-Russian ownership of Russian television broadcasters effective January 1, 2016.
09.11.2015
CTC MEDIA ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Moscow, Russia November 9, 2015 – 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 third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

05.11.2015 11:00:00
CTC Media Launches Che Channel
Moscow, Russia — November 05, 2015 — CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCM), Russia's leading independent media company, announced the launch of the new Che Channel on November 12, 2015. The new channel will use the frequency band currently used by Peretz.
02.11.2015 17:20:00
CTC Media Wins Gold and Bronze PromaxBDA UK Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards

Moscow, Russia — November 02, 2015 — CTC Media team wins Gold and Bronze PromaxBDA UK Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards.

30.10.2015 16:00:00
CTC Media Schedules Third Quarter and Nine Months 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Moscow, Russia —October 30, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015 on Monday, November 09, 2015 before U.S. market hours.

27.10.2015 11:45:00
Yuliana Slashcheva in the 20 Most Powerful Women in Global TV

Moscow, Russia — October 27, 2015 – Yuliana Slashcheva, the Chief Executive Officer of CTC Media, has been ranked among the 20 most powerful women in the global TV business, according to a leading international media outlet, The Hollywood Reporter.

21.10.2015 12:50:00
CTC Media Offers Premium Online Access to TV Series
Moscow, Russia — October 21, 2015 — CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCM), Russia's leading independent media company, and Yandex.Money offer viewers a unique opportunity to watch the hottest TV premieres before they are aired!
16.10.2015 15:45:00
CTC Media Projects Are in the Finals of PromaxUK

Moscow, Russia — October 16, 2015 — Projects of three CTC Media channels, including CTC, Domashny and Peretz, are among the finalists of the UK's leading TV promotion, design and marketing competition PromaxUK.

07.10.2015 15:00:00
First Month of “CTC. Second Screen” Brings a Third of a Million Users and New Partners

Moscow, Russia — October 7, 2015 — CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCM), Russia's leading independent media company, announced the first results of its Europe-first channel-wide “CTC. Second Screen” app launched in September. Channel viewers made approximately 330 thousand downloads of the app over the month.

25.09.2015 09:53:00
CTC Media Enters into Definitive Agreement to Sell a 75% Interest in its Operating Businesses to UTH Russia for $200 Million

Transaction Will Enable CTC Media to Comply with Russian Mass Media Law and Secure Cash Return to Stockholders in Challenging Circumstances

Moscow, Russia – September 25, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. ("CTC Media" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia's leading independent media company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a 75% interest in its operating businesses to UTV-Management LLC, an affiliate of UTH Russia ("UTH"), a leading private commercial television broadcaster in Russia, for $200 million in cash, subject to adjustment as described below. The transaction is being undertaken to ensure compliance with the foreign ownership restrictions imposed by Russia’s new Mass Media Law, while maximizing the potential return to the Company's stockholders. The Company had previously announced its receipt of a formal, non-binding offer from UTH on July 6, 2015.

21.09.2015 16:20:00
CTC Media and Magnit retail chain announce increased cooperation as part of loyalty program
Moscow, Russia — September 21, 2015 — CTC Media (NASDAQ:CTCM), a leading independent Russian media company, and the country’s largest retail chain Magnit have announced the start of the second stage of cooperation as part of the customer loyalty program under the brand of the “Kukhnya” (Kitchen) series.
25.08.2015 12:00:00
CTC Media Launches Russia's First Channel-Wide Second Screen

Moscow, Russia – August 25, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. ("CTC Media" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia's leading independent media company, announced the launch of a channel-wide "CTC. Second Screen" app. 

07.08.2015
CTC Media Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Moscow, Russia – August 7, 2015 – 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, 2015.

04.08.2015 16:00:00
CTC Media Schedules Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Moscow, Russia — August 04, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015 on Friday, August 07, 2015 before U.S. market hours.
29.07.2015 20:35:00
CTC Media Reports Withdrawal of S&P Credit Rating

Moscow, Russia — July 29, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, requested as part of a cost-cutting program that Standard & Poor's Rating Services withdraw its credit rating. In response S&P affirmed the Company’s 'BB-/B' long- and short-term corporate credit ratings and 'ruAA-' Russia national scale rating and then withdrew the ratings. The outlook was stable at the time of the withdrawal.

29.07.2015 12:00:00
CTC Media Reschedules Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Moscow, Russia July 29, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced that it would reschedule the release of its second quarter earnings results and related conference call, originally scheduled for July 29, 2015, in order to allow the Company, its Board of Directors and its Audit Committee to finalize the Company’s second quarter financial statements. This will not affect the Company’s previously released financial statements. The Company anticipates releasing its second quarter earnings announcement and holding its second quarter conference call for analysts and investors in early August 2015.

20.07.2015 20:00:00
CTC Media Schedules Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Moscow, Russia — July 20, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015 on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

06.07.2015 09:00:00
CTC Media announces receipt of offer for 75% of operating assets and formation of special committee of the board

Moscow, Russia – July 6, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced developments in connection with its response to the amendment to the Russian law “On Mass Media”, which will impose further restrictions on non-Russian ownership of Russian television companies beginning January 1, 2016.

16.06.2015 12:00:00
CTC Media Wins Promax Silver Award for Global Excellence

Moscow, Russia – June 16, 2015 – CTC Media received an award at the prestigious Promax Global Excellence Awards. The awards recognize superior achievements in the tele-promotion, design and marketing fields.   

30.04.2015 10:00:00
CTC Media announces financial results for the first quarter ended march 31, 2015

Moscow, Russia April 30, 2015 – 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, 2015. 

24.04.2015 17:30:00
CTC Media Schedules First Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Moscow, Russia —April 24, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 on Thursday, April 30, 2015. 

22.04.2015 13:00:00
CTC Media’s “Sweet Me” Women’s Clothing Brand to Be Sold by Online Retailer Wildberries
Moscow, Russia – April 22, 2015 – CTC Media Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), a leading Russian independent media company, today announced a partnership with Wildberries, one of the largest online retailers in Russia. The partnership will expand sales of CTC Media’s “Sweet Me” women’s clothing brand, which was initially launched in April 2014.
13.04.2015 16:00:00
CTC Media Launches Complimentary Movie Streaming on its Online Properties
Moscow, Russia — April 10, 2015 – CTC Media Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), a leading Russian independent media company, today announced the launch of free movie streaming services on its online properties, which include ctc.ru, domashniy.ru, peretz.ru, videomore.ru.
10.04.2015 17:00:00
CTC Media and Magnit Retail Chain Announce Cooperation
Moscow, Russia — April 10, 2015 — CTC Media (NASDAQ:CTCM), a leading Russian media company, and the country’s leading retail chain Magnit announced the start of cooperation on the launch of a new customer loyalty program under the brand of the “Kukhnya” (Kitchen) series. The project will be one of the widest-scale examples of the use of a TV brand in a Russian retail network.
06.03.2015
CTC Media announces partnership with the theme park KidZania

Moscow, Russia — March 6, 2015 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has reached an agreement for the future partnership with entertainment company KidZania. The kids-focused theme park will open in Moscow in autumn 2015. KidZania Moscow will be the 20th KidZania to open globally and will become the most innovative of the currently operating entertainment centres. 

05.03.2015 13:50:00
CTC Media announces new Co-chairman and members of the Board of Directors

Moscow, Russia March 5, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced the appointment of Natasha Tsukanova and Kaj Gradevik to the CTC Media Board of Directors. Ms. Tsukanova has also been appointed Co-Chairman of the Board.  

05.03.2015 13:00:00
CTC Media announces financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014

Moscow, Russia March 5, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, today announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2014.

27.02.2015
CTC Media Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Moscow, Russia —February 27, 2015 – CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, will announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2014 on Thursday, March 5, 2015 before U.S. market hours. 

16.02.2015 12:01:00
CTC Love Celebrates One Year on the Air

Moscow, Russia — February 16, 2015— CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM), a leading Russian independent media company, today announced the one-year anniversary of the launch of its new channel - CTC Love. The channel, which targets young audiences, launched on February 14, 2014. CTC Love offers some of CTC’s best programming, including “To Not be Born Beautiful,” “Ranetka,” “Father’s Daughters,” and “Margosha,” among others.  

29.01.2015
CTC International recognized at the 6th annual Big Digit Awards

Moscow, Russia — January 29, 2015— CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM), a leading Russian independent media company, today announced that CTC International, the company’s international television channel, was recognized at Russia’s annual “Big Digit Awards” for achievements in the field of digital television.  

21.01.2015
CTC Media announces the release of its first mobile game

Moscow, Russia — January 21, 2015— CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM), a leading Russian independent media company, today announced the official launch of a mobile game based on the network’s popular Molodezhka TV series. 

13.01.2015
CTC Media announces change to distribution model in Moldova

Moscow, RussiaJanuary 13, 2015 — CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM), a leading Russian independent media company, today announced a change to its distribution model in Moldova. The Company’s Board of Directors has decided to start a gradual transition to sub-license the content of its international channels. The Company also intends to begin selling content to other TV channels operating in Moldova.


12.01.2015
CTC Media holding completes acquisition of 51% stake in CarambaTV

Moscow, Russia — January 12, 2015 — CTC Media Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), a leading Russian independent media company, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in CarambaTV, a producer of digital and transmedia content. CTC Media acquired a 51% ownership stake in CarambaTV for 148 million rubles.