National Media Group
Rostelecom and NMG combine Wink and more video services.tv
NMG is creating a new film distribution company.
Alexander Akopov has been appointed Deputy General Director of NMG for Entertainment Broadcasting and General Director of the CTC TV channel.
NMG and the studio Yellow, Black & White announce a strategic partnership in the field of film distribution.
Launch of the impact club «Headliners. Impact Media. Join the Alliance for Digital Child Protection.
Launch of three paid channels together with Media-Telecom: «.Red», «.Black» and «.Sci-FI».
The well-known director, film producer and founder of Art Pictures Studio Fyodor Bondarchuk became the General Producer of NMG Studio. Dmitry Tabarchuk, producer of Art Pictures Vision, became the CEO of the company.
The films Invasion and Ice 2 were released, becoming blockbusters on the rental market. The thriller Sputnik was released online and was the most popular Russian film in 2020 on all platforms on which the movie was premiered. Mars Media Vision, a joint venture between NMG and Mars Media, was founded to produce movies and series.
We acquired a 50% stake in Art Pictures Studio. NMG Studio was a party to the transaction, which invests in cinema projects on behalf of NMG. We also purchased a stake in Keystone Production, Metrafilms Studio, and Hype Agency. As part of the Media Telecom package (a joint venture between NMG and Rostelecom), we launched UFC TV, the world’s first UFC channel dedicated to the world of mixed martial arts. Star Media Vision was founded as a content production joint venture between NMG Studio and Star Media.
NMG increased its interest in Channel One to 29% and acquired an 80% stake in Sony Pictures Television. In addition, NMG and CTC Media co-founded the Vitrina TV project aimed at online content distribution and monetization. In October 2018, National Media Group registered a film company called NMG Studio to invest in Russian content projects, with Invasion by Fyodor Bondarchuk being the first release.
We launched the multimedia information center Izvestia, which became a news producer and provider for NMG’s media outlets and TV channels. In cooperation with CTC Media, we founded the Everest sales house and Art Pictures Distribution, a company which specializes in purchasing and monetizing the content copyright library. In 2017, NMG also acquired a 100% stake in AmberData, Russia’s leading technological platform dedicated to the online management of depersonalized data.
We joined forces with Discovery Communications to manage Russian-speaking channels owned by Discovery Group (11 TV channels, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, and Eurosport).
The holding company entered the TV and film content production market by acquiring a stake in Art Pictures Vision.
The Group strengthened its presence in the print media segment. We acquired a popular regional newspaper, Metro-Petersburg, and increased our stake in the national newspaper Izvestia.
The media assets of Rossiya Bank, Alexey Mordashov, Surgutneftegas, and Sogaz Insurance Group merged to establish National Media Group.
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Social responsibility is the most important principle of the work of the National Media Group. For us, this is a responsibility not only to partners, employees, the state and society, but also to every person who comes into contact with the process and the result of our professional activity.
As the creator and largest distributor of content, we are fully aware of our responsibility for influencing society through media products. The Holding's social responsibility strategy provides for increasing the positive social impact and accessibility of content for all regions of Russia. We also see it as our goal to make the media industry accessible to talents from all over the country.