CTC to launch international channel in Germany
04 Mar 11 -

Russian broadcaster CTC Media is to launch its international channel CTC International in Germany after striking a carriage deal with IPTV operator Kartina TV. The launch will be CTC's third international channel launch following similar deals in the US and Israel.

The agreement will also allow Kartina the chance to sub-license the channel across a range of other European IPTV platforms for the next 12 months. CTC International airs a raft of content from CTC's three domestic channels CTC, Domashny and DTV. 
"Launching international versions in countries with a large number of Russian-speaking viewers, along with the regional expansion in Russia and CIS countries, is one of the important areas of our strategic development," said CTC Media general director Anton Kudryashov.