Gazprom Media has acquired an additional 7.5% stake in National Media Group (NMG), Russia’s largest media holding.
Russia’s Gazprom Media has announced that it will launch nine sports channels on January 25.
A number of sports channels operated by the Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus will be renamed on January 25.
Russia’s Gazprom Media saw its overall revenues in Q3 grow, though those for its TV channel business continued to fall.
Russia’s Gazprom Media has formed a company named Alcazar Content Service (ACS) that allows regional TV channels to access its TV content.
NTV’s director general Vladimir Kulistikov is set to leave after 10 years in the post.
Gazprom Media is looking into the possibility of its DTH platform NTV-Plus entering into a partnership with MegaFon.
Further details have emerged of the deal between Russia’s Gazprom-Media and VGTRK (RTR), endorsed by President Putin, for the former to launch a new sports channel.
The Russian state broadcaster VGTRK (RTR) has been instructed by President Putin to relinquish the frequency used by its second channel Rossiya 2 to Gazprom Media by August 1.
Russia’s Gazprom Media saw its revenues fall by 11% year-on-year in the first quarter to R14.84 billion (€244.07 million).