Tencent tops Chinese BrandZ ranking table for second year running

The $3bn in revenues that  it grossed from its range of smartphone  games has helped the…

China leads world in UNESCO cultural goods exports ranking

The trade in cultural goods has doubled in a decade, despite the global recession and a…

Netflix set to pioneer on-demand TV subscription model in Russia

Netflix, the massively successful American on-demand Internet streaming media platform, is gearing up to launch in…

‘Putin’s personal banker’ Kovalchuk to buy CNN Russia as Turner moves out

CNN Russia: Media Alliance the joint venture founded by the US Discovery channel and Russian billionaire…

Alibaba buys South China Morning Post

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba is to acquire Hong Kong’s English-language South China Morning Post newspaper. In a statement released…

VGTRK stake in Euronews frozen over Yukos case

A state-owned Russian media company’s 7.5% stake in the French Euronews broadcasting company has been frozen…

Egmont Media restructures to comply with new media law

The Danish publishing company Egmont Media Group has announced that it is to transfer its Russian magazine…

CTC Media sells out to Usmanov

Russia’s new law limiting foreign ownership of media companies to 20% has prompted the US-based CTC…

Axel Springer quits Russia over new media law

 Germany’s Axel Springer has decided to pull out of Russian and has sold 100% of its Russia…

Axel Springer rumoured to be quitting Russia

Axel Springer is about to sell an 80% stake in its Russian publishing operation to Alexander…

Edipresse quits Russia over new ownership legislation

The Edipresse Group, Swiss-based publishers of over 40 Russian women’s interest and DIY consumer titles and…

Russian internet advertising bucks trend as print and TV suffer

Russian internet advertising grew by 9% year on year in the first quarter of 2015, bucking…

Rostelecom looks at acquisition of CTC Media as new legislation looms

CTC Media, one of Russia’ s leading independent media companies, could soon become part of state-controlled Rostelecom,…

Jeremy Clarkson offered job by state-run Zvezda TV station

Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear presenter recently sack by the BBC for assaulting and verbally abusing…

IKEA closes Russian website through fear of breaking ‘gay propaganda’ law

IKEA drops Russian website: Ikea is closing its lifestyle website and magazine IKEA Family Live in Russia over…

CNN gets new Russian broadcast licence

CNN gets new Russian broadcast licence: Russia’s media watchdog  Roskomnadzor has awarded CNN a 10-year broadcast license…

CNN Russian broadcast licence to be approved imminently, says media watchdog

CNN Russian broadcast licence: Russia’s media supervisory body Roskomnadzor is processing CNN’s universal licence application and expects…

Restrictions on alcohol advertising may be lifted in anti-crisis drive

Restrictions on alcohol advertising: Russia’s Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media Alexei Volin yesterday called for…

CNN reapplies for right to broadcast in Russia under new media law

CNN: Three months after exiting Russia, CNN has announced that it is formally to reapply for…

Russian media companies facing 20% redundancies

Russian media companies: Dwindling state and advertising revenues mean that, by the government’s own estimates, Russian journalists and other…

Google Adsense suspends services in Crimea

Google Adsense last week became the latest Western service to comply with sanctions on Russia by blocking…

Sanoma sells Russian fashion titles to Hearst Shkulev Media

Sanoma,Finland’s top media house Sanoma has agreed to sell its stake in Fashion Press,  publishers of the Russian…

Russian video advertising expenditure grows by 50%

Russian video advertising grew by 50% year-on-year in the first half of 2014 to reach RUB1.9bn,…

Kyrgyztelekom rolls out digital TV service

Kyrgyztelekom rolls out digital TV service: Kyrgyztelekom has began rolling out its DVB-T2 terrestrial broadcasting across the…