CTC Media, Inc. operates as an independent media company in Russia. The company operates three Russian free-to-air television channels and one Kazakh channel: CTC: The company’s primary channel, offering entertainment programming for the whole family and principally targeting 10–45 year-old viewers. Domashny: A channel principally focused on 25–59 year-old female viewers. Domashny's programming focuses on women's lifestyle content. Peretz: A channel principally targeting 25–49 year-old viewers and focusing primarily on edgy, thrilling and action content. Channel 31: A Kazakh channel principally targeting 6–54 year-old viewers. In 2014, the company launched its fourth Russian television channel CTC Love, focusing on love and relationships and targeting the 11-34 year-old audience. CTC-Love is available through cable and satellite. In 2014, approximately 300 advertisers purchased national advertising on CTC, Domashny, and Peretz. The company also engages in the sale of its programming and sublicensing of programming content. In addition, the company develops its presence in digital media to derive revenue from its cross-platform programs and various Internet properties. The company offers the social TV network ‘Videomore’, an interactive Internet video platform that provides free access to licensed video content from CTC Media's Russian channels, including non-aired and third-party content. The company also offers its domashniy.ru portal, an online resource that gives access to video content and Domashny's extensive program library, as well as exclusive articles and advice from recognized experts. In 2013, the company started monetization of its portal ctc.ru digital media asset. In July 2014, the company, together with other partners, launched Russian TV series in the U.S. on both Hulu (ad-supported, free platform) and Hulu Plus subscription services (subscription platform). In November 2014, the company launched the first second screen application simultaneously with airing of premier TV series of Youth League (Molodezhka) at CTC channel. In January 2015, the company launched a mobile game based on these Molodezhka TV series. In December 2014, the company acquired a 51% interest in CarambaTV, a producer of digital and transmedia content that includes the Carambatv.ru and 100500.tv Web portals. In 2014, it launched certain license projects with manufacturing companies to license the brands of its channels and its TV projects for consumer goods. In addition, in 2014, the company launched an online shop ‘Sweet me’ together with one of the e-commerce leaders in Russia. In addition, the company continues to expand internationally. CTC-International is available through cable, digital and satellite providers in various countries, including those in the Baltic region, the United States, Canada, Germany, and Israel. In addition, the company distributes the international version of CTC channel in certain CIS countries and on the HOT BIRD 8 satellite area that covers countries in both Western and Eastern Europe, as well as in various countries in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. In 2013, the company launched the international version of its Peretz channel in Belarus and from the beginning of 2014 started distribution of its signal in Kyrgyzstan. The company has license agreements with the majority of the major Hollywood studios, including Sony Pictures Television International, Walt Disney, Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. The company licenses a range of feature and animation films, series, mini-series and animated programs, as well as formats of critically-acclaimed international hits for adaptation. The company also licenses international content from independent producers in the United States, as well as major distributors from Europe and the U.K. The company owns and operates stations in various markets throughout Russia, in some cases together with local joint venture partners. These owned-and-operated stations, together with unmanned repeater transmitters, comprise its CTC, Domashny and Peretz Television Station Groups. The company’s CTC Television Station Group incl
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