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CTC International Recognized at the 6th Annual Big Digit Awards

MOSCOW, Jan. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

CTC International was recognized in the category of "Best Entertainment TV Channel" through an audience poll, receiving 48.4% of votes and beating ten other nominees.

The awards took place on January 28, 2015 on the sidelines of the CSTB Exhibition and Forum, a leading Russian electronic media event, in Moscow. The "Big Digit Awards," which are the first national awards for digital TV in Russia, recognize the adoption of new technology and content among digital television service providers.

Sergey Petrov, Chief Broadcasting Officer: "We are honored to receive this prestigious and significant award in the digital TV space. We are also pleased to have been nominated alongside strong competitors and are thankful to everyone who voted for us and recognized CTC International for its unique content, strong use of technology and wide international distribution."

About the "Big Digit Awards"

The annual "Big Digit Awards" recognizes achievements in digital TV. The awards, which were held for the 6th consecutive year in 2015, have become a significant event for the television and telecommunications sectors in Russia. In 2014, a range of companies were nominated in three main categories, which included: Operators, Technology and Broadcast Infrastructure Developers, and TV channels. A total of 103 companies were nominated for awards this year.

The five-year existence of the awards confirms the significance and importance of digital TV sector development in Russia and the CIS. The awards bring together key industry players and are closely aligned with the goals of the Federal Program for Broadcast Development. The awards also facilitate the adoption of new technologies among TV network operators and other parties in the digital TV space.

About CTC Media

CTC Media is the leading Russian independent media company. The group manages four television channels in Russia (CTC, Domashniy, Peretz and CTC Love) as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan with combined audience of the five channels exceeding 150 million viewers. The international version of CTC Channel is available in North America, Europe, Central Asia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, the Middle East and Kyrgyzstan. The international version of Peretz Channel is available in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. CTC Media also owns several digital entertainment media assets including videomore.ru, domashniy.ru, ctc.ru and peretz.ru. CTC Media is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol CTCM.​

For additional information please contact our website www.ctcmedia.ru or:

CTC Media, Inc.
Investor Relations
Nickolai Ivanov
Head of Investor Relations
+7 (495) 981-07-40
ir@ctcmedia.ru
Media Relations
Igor Ivanov
PR Director
+7 (495) 785 63 47, ext. 4352,
+7 (985) 763 00 85
pr@ctcmedia.ru

Source:CTC Media, Inc.