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CTC Media Offers Premium Online Access to TV Series

MOSCOW, Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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!

On October 21, 5 days before the launch of the third season of the popular TV series Molodezhka on CTC, CTC Media will offer viewers exclusive access to the first four episodes of the new season. Viewers will be able to buy 4 episodes of Molodezhka five days before the launch on videomore.ru website.

Molodezhka is one of the most popular CTC projects on air and in the Internet. The first two seasons of the series had over 70 million views on licensed platforms alone. Special edition of the Second Screen app for Molodezhka had over one million downloads during the season.

Yandex.Money will process payments using the universal Yandex Payment Solution. Viewers will be able to pay using their Yandex.Money wallets or major credit cards. Other payment options will be available in future, including online banking, MasterPass, mobile payments and cash via payment terminals and mobile phone stores.

Alexey Pivovarov, Director of Transmedia Projects Department, CTC Media: “We wanted to offer a surprise to the viewers of one of the nation's most popular series during the launch of the third season. Our viewers will get a chance to watch the latest episodes of Molodezhka before they are aired. Yandex.Money offers easy access to new episodes, and we hope that our new service will be popular among the fans of our series.”

About CTC Media

CTC Media is the leading Russian independent media company. The group manages four television channels in Russia (CTC, Domashny, Peretz and CTC Love) as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan. 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 is available in Belarus in Kyrgyzstan as well. CTC Media also owns several digital entertainment media assets including videomore.ru, domashniy.ru, ctc.ru, peretz.ru and CarambaTV. CTC Media is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol CTCM.

About Yandex.Money

Yandex.Money is the largest payment service in Russia, according to the TNS poll conducted in 2015. As of May 2015, the service hosted about 22 million user accounts with about 12,000 new accounts opened daily. Yandex.Money offers its users an opportunity to send and accept payments using electronic money, cash, Visa and MasterCard. Non-registered users can use Yandex.Money website for bill payments. Owners of electronic wallets have access to a range of additional features such as having a bank card issued and linked to their account, or setting up reminders or automatic payments. Follow Yandex.Money in our blog, on Twitter or Facebook.

For further information, please contact:

CTC Media
Igor Ivanov
Head of External Communications
+7 (495) 785 63 47, ext. 4352,
+7 (985) 763 00 85
pr@ctcmedia.ru

Source:CTC Media, Inc.