Yuliana Slashcheva

Russian gov’t approves CTC Media sale

The Russian government has given the green light to CTC Media’s planned sale to UTH Russia-affiliated UTV Management. The Russian Government Commission responsible for the Control of Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation approved the deal, while CTC Media’s largest stockholder, MTG Russia, has also backed the sale in a proxy vote ahead of a […]

CTC Media buys majority stake in CarambaTV

Russia’s CTC Media has paid RUB148 million (US$2.4 million) for a 51% controlling stake in Russian digital content producer CarambaTV. Announcing the deal, CTC Media CEO Yuliana Slashcheva said that it represented “the next logical step” in CTC’s strategy to develop its digital and transmedia businesses. CarambaTV said that its content generates more than 75million […]

CTC names channel boss as Murugov steps aside

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has named Elmira Makhmutova as the new head of the CTC Channel, effective from January 1. Makhmutova, who is currently deputy CEO for strategic marketing at the broadcaster, will replace Viacheslav Murugov, who will continue to serve as an advisor to CEO Yuliana Slashcheva. Murugov, who is currently chief content officer […]

CTC Media boosted by Russian digital delay

The full launch delay of Russia’s second digital TV multiplex from 2015 to 2019 will add billions of rubles to the cash flow of Russia’s CTC Media over the coming years. Announcing its second quarter earnings, CTC Media said that it has been actively engaged in the discussions about the timing of the second Russian […]

CTC Media gets ready for Love

Russia’s CTC Media is set to launch a new female-skewing network called CTC Love at the end of March or beginning of April, according to CEO Yuliana Slashcheva. Speaking on the firm’s fourth quarter and full year 2013 earnings call, Slashcheva said that CTC staged a technical launch on February and is currently testing the […]

Russia’s CTC appoints new Domashny network head

Russia’s CTC Media has appointed former MTV Russia executive Lika Blank as the new head of female-skewing network Domashny Channel. Blank, who takes up her new role effective of today, will be tasked with increasing the channel’s audience share among the ‘young female’ demographic. She will also be responsible for planning the channel’s strategic development, […]

CTC Media appoints new CEO as Podolsky exits

Boris Podolsky, the CEO of Russian broadcaster CTC Media is exiting the company, with the boss of the territory’s top communications firm lined up to replace him. Yuliana Slashcheva, the president of Russia-based communications consultancy Mikhailov and Partners, will succeed Podolsky, effective August 1. CTC operates three free-to-air channels, Domashny, CTC and Peretz, plus Channel […]