Channel 31 and The Walt Disney Company CIS to Show Best Movies and Series to Viewers in Kazakhstan

Channel 31 and The Walt Disney Company CIS to Show Best Movies and Series to
Viewers in Kazakhstan

MOSCOW, Nov. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTC Media, Inc. ("CTC Media" or the
"Company") (Nasdaq:CTCM), Russia's leading independent media company, and The
Walt Disney Company CIS have announced the signing of a new two-year agreement
to broadcast the films and animated content of The Walt Disney Company CIS
("Disney") via Channel 31, one of the largest players on the television market
in Kazakhstan.

The agreement marks yet another step in the continuation of the successful
cooperation between the two companies, which began in 2008. Under the terms of
the agreement, Channel 31 receives the rights to broadcast 140 Disney movies
and full-length animation titles, around 20 animated series and children's
video game TV shows, as well as the latest "Funniest Home Videos" episodes.
The deal also includes the following ABC television series: "Revenge", "Once
Upon A Time", "The River" and "Missing".

Bagdat Kodzhakhmetov, Head of Channel 31: "Disney is our long-standing
strategic partner and the first major entertainment provider with whom Channel
31 has signed a sizeable agreement. We have been cooperating for more than
four years now, during which the Disney content has consistently held top
positions in our ratings. We even had "Disney Days" during the New Year and
Christmas holidays, which drew in huge audiences, and our viewers can also
look forward to such animated films and movies as "The Lion King", "Cars",
"Brave", "The Avengers" as well as "The Chronicles of Narnia", "Pirates of the
Caribbean" movie series in weekend slots."

Sergey Petrov, Chief Broadcasting Officer of CTC Media: "Channel 31 has grown
significantly and further consolidated its market position in recent years.
One of the main factors contributing to this success is the cooperation with
leading world players such as The Walt Disney Company. Competition on the
Kazakh market is intense at the moment, and we must broadcast high-quality
content to keep the attention of our viewers. Without a doubt, Disney content
satisfies even the most discerning viewer."

Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan, CEO of The Walt Disney Company CIS: "The television
market in Kazakhstan is developing rapidly, and we are striving to be in sync
with the new trends. We are very glad that our agreement with Channel 31 will
allow us to share the very best content created over many years with viewers
in Kazakhstan."

About CTC Media

CTC Media is a leading independent media company in Russia, with operations
throughout Russia and in a number of other CIS markets. It operates three
free-to-air television networks in Russia – CTC, Domashny and Peretz – as well
as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova, with a combined
potential audience of over 150 million people. The international pay-TV
version of the CTC channel is available in North America, Europe, North
Africa, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia. CTC Media also has its
own TV content production capabilities through its Story First Production
subsidiary. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select
Market under the symbol "CTCM". For more information about CTC Media, please

The CTC Media, Inc. logo is available at

About Channel 31

Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan's Channel 31 was launched in April 1992. On March
31, 2008, the network and content of Channel 31 were re-launched under a new
entertainment format: Channel 31 and CTC Media concluded an agreement in 2008
to create a new holding – the Channel 31 group of companies. The Channel 31
network currently comprises its own documentary and entertainment programs,
Hollywood blockbusters, as well as TV series and shows from some of the most
popular production companies around the world. More detailed information about
Channel 31 can be found here:

About Disney in Russia

The Walt Disney Company CIS, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, was
founded in April 2006. Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan is the CEO of The Walt Disney
Company CIS. In Russia and the CIS, the company's business activities include:
film production and distribution, stage productions, licensed DVD and Blu-ray™
sales, the production and distribution of TV content, the Disney channel,
consumer product licensing – clothes, toys, children's products, stationary,
food products, cosmetics etc., licensing publications – book and children's
magazines, the production and distribution of mobile and internet content,
computer and console game development and distribution, as well as producing
and publishing social networking games. More information about the company can
be found at and

About Disney globally

The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) (NYSE:DIS), a world leader in the entertainment
industry, was founded by Walt Disney in 1923. Disney is one of the top ten
most valuable brands in the world. The company's revenue amounted to U.S.
$40.8 billion in 2011. TWDC operates in 172 countries and has 1,300 radio and
TV stations, broadcasting in 53 languages.

TWDC is one of the world's largest licensors and the largest publishers of
children's literature. Disney is the leading distributor of video, DVD and
Blu-ray™ content in Europe and Latin America. TWDC's content archive comprises
over 3,000 films. TWDC owns a variety of companies including Pixar, Marvel,
ABC-International Television, ESPN, TouchStone and others.

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