Ren TV and Pyatnitsa were the star performers in Russia’s TV industry in 2016, with both growing their revenues by around 20%.
Gazprom Media and Roman Petrenko, a former director of the Russian TV station TNT, have launched two TV production companies in the US.
The Russian broadcaster TNT has decided to focus its efforts on expanding internationally.
Gazprom Media has reached an agreement with Dailymotion, the online video service owned by Vivendi that was permanently blocked in Russia in January this year.
Russia’s Gazprom Media has posted net profits of R379 million (€5.2 million) for the first quarter, bouncing back from a loss of R1.708 billion in the same period last year.
The Gazprom Media-owned channel TV3 is looking for OTT platforms to co-invest in content production.
Russia’s Gazprom-Media has appointed Katerina Veselkova the general director of its sales house.
Gazprom Media will strengthen its position in the Russian thematic TV market by launching a new channel on December 1.
The Moscow City Court has granted an application by Match TV to stop Chempionat.com, a site operated by Rambler & Co, from showing around 200 clips from the Russian Premier League, Europa League and Champions League.
Investment in content resulted in Russia’s Gazprom Media posting a an operating loss in the first half of this year.