CTC Media and Videomore Content Now Available on Philips Smart TVs
MOSCOW, Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTC Media, Inc. ("CTC Media" or the
"Company") (Nasdaq:CTCM), Russia's leading independent media company and
Philips television manufacturing company TP Vision have announced the launch
of CTC, Domashny, Peretz and Videomore apps on Philips Smart TVs. All video
content will be supplied through Videomore.ru.
Philips Smart TVs offer viewers a catch up service for content on the CTC
Media's channels, as well as the entire Videomore.ru archive, which contains a
selection of the Company's series, including previously unaired content and
programs from other rights holders.
Such CTC hit shows as "The Kitchen", "Boarding School", "Doctor Zaitseva's
Diary", "Gamers", "Urals Pelmeny", "Traffic Light" are already available to
watch on Philips Smart TVs. Domashny shows include "One for All", "Wedding
Dress", "Decorative Passions", "Ask the Chef", "The Female Shape", and Peretz
shows include "+100500", "Anecdotes", "Russia's Craziest Video", "Road Wars",
"Gentlemen in the Countryside" (1^st and 2^nd seasons) etc.
The recently launched Videomore app offers a large amount of both new and
archive content from REN TV and Channel 5 in addition to the existing CTC
Media content available on the portal. Some of the most popular shows of
Channel 5 include the series of popular science programs "History from the
Future", "Truth of Life" and "Online Now" programs, while REN TV's content
includes the science show "The territory of Misconception", the family
relations show "Love 911", and the "Dinner Party" cooking show etc.
The total amount of content available to viewers is more than 13,000 videos.
The Philips Smart TV apps have an intuitive interface and contain the
*Viewing status (the number of shows watched out of the total)
*Continuous playback (automatically plays the next episode when the
previous one has finished)
*Notifications about the release of new episodes of viewers' favorite
Anna-Maria Treneva, CTC Media's Head of New Media: "Smart TVs revolutionize
the way we watch television, they offer not only standard TV channels but also
a wide range of apps. This market segment is growing rapidly in Russia and we
see plenty of opportunities. CTC Media is actively working with other world
leaders in the TV industry and plans to continue building on these
partnerships. The holding's apps already hold the top spot on other TV
platforms, and we hope to repeat this success in our joint venture with
Philips Smart TV".
Matt Moran, Managing Director at TP Vision Eurasia (Russia & CIS): "We are
constantly working to expand our range of Philips Smart TV apps to ensure that
our users have quick and easy access to their favorite TV shows, series and
movies. This enables us to remain one of the most popular Smart TV brands on
the Russian market. The launch of the CTC Media apps will offer TV viewers
plenty of new ways conveniently to watch and discuss video content. We are
sure that the Philips Smart TV apps will prove popular among our audience".
About CTC Media, Inc.
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 TP Vision
TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital
entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and
marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil,
Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do
this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with
the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With
these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart
and easy to use with sophisticated styling accentuating i.e. new materials and
slim design. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV
experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in
the hospitality market. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, TP Vision is the
exclusive brand licensee of Philips TV for the above listed countries. The TV
Company is 70% owned by TPV Technology, headquartered in Taiwan, and 30% by
Royal Philips Electronics, headquartered in the Netherlands. TP Vision employs
close to 3,300 people in several locations around the globe.
For more detailed information, photos and videos, please visit TP Vision's
official website: www.tpvision.ru.
CONTACT: For further information,
please visit www.ctcmedia.ru or contact:
Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
+ 7 495 783 3650
Senior Manager, Investor Relations
+7 495 981 0740
Head of Media Relations, Press Secretary
+7 495 785 6347, ext. 1210
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