FashionTV said that Fashion TV Gmbh, based in Vienna, Austria, is the new distributor for the channel in Russia and CIS countries.
The move was made “after an audit conducted by Deloitte and Touche, Moscow office in December 2012, the agreement between FTV ltd. BVI and Alex Shustorovich and his group of companies among other, Fashiontv Russia ltd, Fashiontvrussia llc, Fashionproduction, Pleades TV, has expired in 2012.”
Distribution of the new Fashion HD channel in both SD and HD is secured to more than 170 operators reaching 80% of Russian and CIS cable, IPTV and DTH TV platforms with a potential audience of about 90 million.
Fashion TV is available on Eurobird 9, Eutelsatsat Hot Bird, AsiaSat 3 and AsiaSat 5.
“After operating in Russia for 15 years, FashionTV is one of the legendary TV channels with whom modern Russia grew up, now reaching approximately 90 million viewers, FashionTV is taking a dramatic step forward by bringing the world of international fashion, and the experience of Russian jet set to your living rooms, tablets, mobile phone, and public places in Russia and CIS countries. More focus on luxury and fashion, how do Russian billionaires enjoy all over the world,” the broadcaster said in a statement.
In a related development, Fashion TV also said that it is mow reaching daily a million views on YouTube, which is 50% up over last year, with projecting of some two million views per day in next 12 months.