UTH Russia owns some of the most popular domestic outlets in broadcast and digital media, operating extensive independent distribution networks that reach 97% of households in Russia. It is one of the market leaders in the country and offers a wide selection of high quality entertainment and lifestyle TV channels including Disney Channel Russia, CTC, U Channel, Domashny, Che, CTC Love, and MUZ-TV.
UTH’s offering for children and young people centres around Disney Channel and U Channel. Disney Channel is the world leader in kids and family entertainment and Russia is now one of its most important markets. Disney Channel Russia reaches 99 million viewers across the country, benefitting from access to a unique library of Walt Disney’s proprietary and sublicensed content combined with third-party programming. U Channel is the fastest-growing channel in the youth segment and is broadcast 24 hours a day in more than 880 towns and cities in Russia. The channel features female-oriented programmes, top-rated TV series and popular shows.
The company holds a majority stake in CTC Media, further driving its leadership in the Russian entertainment media sector. CTC Media operates five free-to-air television channels: CTC, Domashny, Che and CTC Love in Russia, and Channel 31 in Kazakhstan. It also runs two music channels: Peretz and CTC International – broadcast through various pay TV platforms worldwide. Almost all television viewers in Russia watch at least one of CTC Media’s channels every year. The group’s main outlet is CTC, the leading entertainment TV channel in Russia, broadcasting a variety of its own in-house series and shows, as well as adaptations of some of the best international programme formats and world-famous films. CTC Media has also created offerings targeted at men and women. Domashny is Russia’s first free-to-air TV channel specifically for women, covering almost all TV genres and addressing a wide range of real life issues. Meanwhile, Che offers content primarily intended for male viewers, with a focus on feature films and TV series. CTC Media also includes CTC Love, a channel dedicated to love and relationships, focusing mainly on youth drama and reality programmes. The company owns several digital entertainment media assets including Videomore.ru and Caramba TV and offers extensive television content on its online platforms. CTC Media was also the first in Europe to launch a channel-wide Second Screen app.
UTH has a dedicated music offering through the MUZ-TV channel and its online platforms. MUZ-TV is Russia’s leading music channel, showing pop videos, the charts and showbiz news. It is the only music channel included in the country’s two digital TV multiplexes and also boasts a Samsung app for online viewers in Russia and the CIS, which has been downloaded more than 2.3 million times. The UTH umbrella also houses the special online video service ClipYou, the largest library of licensed content from major Russian and international music companies, including top labels such as Universal Music, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI.
Founded in 1909, Kommersant is one of the oldest and most respected Russian business media brands. Today, Kommersant Publishing House brings together a range of market-leading print, broadcast and digital media. Kommersant’s print publications have a circulation of over 1 million.
Kommersant Daily is the flagship title and one of Russia’s most influential national newspapers. It reports on international and Russian business, financial and industrial news, politics, society, culture, and sport. The newspaper includes the Kommersant Weekend lifestyle supplement each week.
Kommersant Publishing House produces several weekly magazines, including Kommersant Dengi, covering personal finance issues, Kommersant Vlast, concentrating on topical Russian and international political and economic issues, Ogonyok, a weekly current affairs guide, and Autopilot, Russia’s first car-focused publication.
It also operates Kommersant FM, one of Russia’s most popular business radio stations focusing on current affairs, politics, economics and company news.
Khimki Group is an industry-leading Russian property development company, creating strong communities through the construction of high-quality housing and world-class infrastructure for sports and education. Khimki Group works in close co-operation with government authorities and experts in various fields to ensure that it sets new standards in development in Russia and the company has received numerous national awards for its projects.
Khimki Group’s largest development is the Izmalkovo Residential Complex, which will have 394,000 square metres of residential space and includes kindergartens, a middle school, and a health and fitness centre.
The company’s other three main projects are Novogorsk Olympic Village, Novogorsk Olympic Village Resort and the Novogorsk Olympic Riviera, all of which will incorporate high-quality facilities for sports and the creative arts.
Novogorsk Olympic Village is a unique residential development spread over 25 hectares, including private houses and apartments. The site will offer numerous opportunities for intellectual and artistic development, primarily through the Irina Viner-Usmanova International Academy of Sport.
Novogorsk Olympic Village Resort is an innovative development, which serves both a functional and recreational purpose, and includes a beach area and a private island.
The Novogorsk Olympic Riviera is a residential development in the district of Kurkino. It consists of three eight-storey housing blocks that are designed to be reminiscent of transatlantic ocean liners.