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CTC Media Announces the Appointment of Lika Blank to the Post of General Producer of CTC Media

MOSCOW, Dec. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

Yuliana Slashcheva, Chief Executive Officer of CTC Media: "Lika Blank has been working for CTC Media for two years now and she has been demonstrating positive results only. Lika has revolutionized the company's approach to programming, procurement, and production of content for Domashniy and CTC Love.

Under her management, the Domashniy TV channel has succeeded in producing positive viewership results; it has become modern, stylish, and popular (with a younger female audience as well). Thus, the channel's share in the target audience grew from 3.2% in January 2015 to 4.2% by the end of November 2015, which is an all-time record for Domashniy.

CTC Love has virtually doubled its share. In Russia, it went up from 0.7% in November 2014 to 1.1% in November 2015. In Moscow, the channel increased its share from 0.5% to 2% in the target audience "all 11-34".

As of today, Lika Blank occupies the post of General Producer of CTC Media, which will enable her to take part in the development of all our channels. I am confident that her competences and professionalism will come in very useful.

Lika Blank's new job will involve supervision of strategic development of the group's channels, including production and purchase of content."

Lika Blank, General Producer of CTC Media and Head of Domashniy and CTC Love: "Taking up this post is a great honor and responsibility. I would like to thank Yuliana for her trust. All of CTC Media's channels boast good teams and true professionals and I hope that together we will reach new heights. For each CTC Media channel can and must become the leader in its segment, whether it is a channel for women, about men, for young people, or for the entire family."

Lika Blank's profile

Lika Blank has worked in the field of television and journalism for 18 years. Since 2013 she has been the Head of Domashniy and CTC Love channels. In 2013 she provided consultations for several large companies regarding creation and promotion of media content. From 2010 through 2013, Lika Blank held the position of general producer at MTV Russia. From 2008 through 2010, Lika Blank was the executive producer and head of business development for the national German television channel Das Vierte; in 2006-2008, she was the producer and director for procurement and business development for the channel Mini Movie in the USA, Luxembourg, and Russia. From 1997 through 2006, she held various positions in European and Russian media companies, including the Russian bureau ZDF and REN-TV.

About CTC Media

CTC Media is the leading Russian independent media company. The group manages four television channels in Russia (CTC, Domashniy, Che 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 and in Kyrgyzstan as well. CTC Media also owns several digital entertainment media assets including videomore.ru, domashniy.ru, ctc.ru, chetv.ru and CarambaTV. CTC Media is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol CTCM.

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

Igor Ivanov
Head of external communication
+7 (495) 785 63 47
pr@ctcmedia.ru

Source:CTC Media, Inc.