CTC AND DOMASHNY TV SHOWS WIN FIVE TEFI AWARDS

31.05.2012
Moscow, Russia — May 31, 2012 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has announced the success of the CTC and Domashny television channels at the “TEFI-2011” national television awards.

Moscow, Russia — May 31, 2012 — CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has announced the success of the CTC and Domashny television channels at the “TEFI-2011” national television awards.

CTC Media’s channel content received a total of 11 nominations.

By the end of the award ceremony, CTC Media had walked away with five Orpheus statuettes: four of them were awarded to projects broadcast on the CTC television channel, while Domashny received one:
•    The “Zakrytaya Shkola” (“Boarding School”) series won the “Best TV/Film producer” award. Aleksandr Akopov, Tatiana Belichenko, Viacheslav Murugov, Natalya Shneiderova, (production company – Amedia Production).

•    Sketch show “Shest’ Kadrov” (“Six Frames”). Aleksandr Zhigalkin won a statuette in the “TV Program Director” category (production company – Costafilm).

•    The series “Svetofor” (“Traffic Light”) won the “Best Comedy Series” award (production companies – Yellow, Black and White (YBW) Group).

•    Series “Voroniny” (“The Voronins”). Boris Klyuev won a statuette for “Best Film/TV Series Male Actor” (production company – Good Story Media).

•    Domashny’s “Odna za Vsekh” (“One for All”) won in the “Best TV Producer” category. Viacheslav Murugov, Natalia Bilan, Eduard Iloyan, Aleksey Trotsyuk, Vitaly Shlyappo, Sangadzhi Tarbaev (production company – Yellow, Black and White (YBW) Group).

The general producer of all CTC’s winning projects is the Chief Content Officer of CTC Media and Head of CTC Channel Viacheslav Murugov, while Natalia Bilan and Viacheslav Murugov jointly produced Domashny’s winning series “One for All”.

Boris Podolsky, CTC Media’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer: “We have yet again demonstrated the high level of our professionalism, which has not only been acknowledged by our viewers, but also our colleagues in the industry, which is especially rewarding. I would like to congratulate our producers and partners on this latest success. I would also like to draw your attention to the remarkable contribution made by the management of the channels, Viacheslav Murugov and Natalia Bilan. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the teams and everyone who made this success possible. Keep up the good work! I am sure that next year we will launch and show our viewers new and exciting projects and receive even more TEFI awards”.

Viacheslav Murugov, Head of CTC Channel, CTC Media’s Chief Content Officer: “CTC has already amassed 35 bronze Orpheus statuettes. I am grateful to the members of the panel of judges for voting for us. It never ceases to be an exciting and solemn occasion for my team and me to walk onto the stage to collect the awards. I am also pleased to note that our TV premiers “Boarding School” and “Traffic Light” were acknowledged along with our more established shows.”

More detailed information can be found on the official competition website: www.tefi.ru

About CTC Media, Inc.

CTC Media is a leading independent media company in Russia, with operations throughout Russia and in a number of other CIS markets. It operates three free-to-air television networks in Russia – CTC, Domashny and Peretz – as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova, with a combined potential audience of over 150 million people. The international pay-TV version of the CTC channel is available in North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. CTC Media also has its own TV content production capabilities through its Story First Production subsidiary. The Company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “CTCM”. For more information about CTC Media, please visit www.ctcmedia.ru.
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