CTC MEDIA APPOINTS DMITRIY TROITSKY AS GENERAL DIRECTOR OF DTV CHANNEL

04.05.2011

Moscow, Russia – May 04, 2011 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, announces the appointment of Dmitry Troitsky as General Director of the DTV Channel with effect from May 16, 2011. Mr Troitsky will be responsible for the further development of the DTV Channel, including its programming schedule, audience profile and market positioning. DTV was acquired in 2008 and is the third of CTC Media’s national television networks in Russia.



Moscow, RussiaMay 04, 2011 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, announces the appointment of Dmitry Troitsky as General Director of the DTV Channel with effect from May 16, 2011. Mr Troitsky will be responsible for the further development of the DTV Channel, including its programming schedule, audience profile and market positioning. DTV was acquired in 2008 and is the third of CTC Media’s national television networks in Russia.

Mr Troitsky has previously served as General Producer of the TNT Television Network in Russia for seven years, and has acted as an advisor to the CEO of CTC Media since December 2010. He also worked for the CTC Network from 2000 to 2002 as an executive producer.

Former General Director of DTV, Alexey Zynkin, has been appointed as Deputy General Director for strategic programming for the CTC Channel.

Anton Kudryashov, Chief Executive Officer of CTC Media, commented: “Dmitry Troitsky has a long and successful track record in Russian TV production and broadcasting, and he has created a number of high rating TV projects. The development of DTV is a primary focus for us and Dmitry’s knowledge, skills and creativity are important assets for CTC Media.”

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About CTC Media, Inc.

CTC Media is a leading independent media company in Russia, with operations throughout Russia and elsewhere in the CIS. It operates three free-to-air television networks in Russia – CTC, Domashny and DTV – as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and 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, Israel and Germany. CTC Media also owns two TV content production companies, Costafilm and Soho Media. The Company’s common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Sel ect Market under the symbol “CTCM”. For more information on CTC Media, please visit www.ctcmedia.ru.

DTV Channel

DTV Channel was launched in 1999. CTC Media acquired DTV in 2008 fr om Modern Times Group MTG AB. At present DTV is positioned as a TV channel with a unique format for the Russian market – “actuality” (“actual reality”). It is based on the viewers’ interest in extreme, non-standard and sometimes funny situations which everybody can face and the style of some programs resembles amateur video shoots. Today DTV is nationwide channel. Its technical penetration in Russia is 72.5%. Average audience share in its target “All 25-54” demographic for 2010 was 2.1%. Potential audience is about 60 million people in Russia. For more information on the DTV Channel, please visit www.dtv.ru

For further information, please visit www.ctcmedia.ru or contact:

CTC Media, Inc.
Investor Relations
Ekaterina Ostrova or

Irina Klimova
Tel: + 7 495 783 3650
ir@ctcmedia.ru

Media Relations
Victoria Bakaeva
Tel: +7 495 785 6347, ext 1210
pr@ctcmedia.ru