RBC is a leading Russian business media holding with presence on all key content platforms: the Internet, TV and printed publications. In addition to media projects the company holds business events on a regular basis: industry conferences, business regattas, and awards. Another major business focus of RBC is domain name registration and hosting that open up extensive opportunities to conducting business over the Internet. RBC’s mission has remained unchanged for over 20 years since the company’s inception: we are seeking to provide our audience with up-to-date business information and services, as well as convenient platforms for exchanging knowledge and sharing experience, and by doing so we help make decisions about career and business.
RBC for business
RBC’s Internet division goes back to 1995, when the business news portal www.rbc.ru was established. Currently, the portal is the leader among Russian business Internet resources. As of September 2014, the audience of www.rbc.ru topped 12.5 million users. Apart from the latest news, such sections of the portal as RBC Personal Finance (lf.rbc.ru), RBC Sport (sport.rbc.ru), RBC Real estate (realty.rbc.ru), RBC Lifestyle (style.rbc.ru), etc. enjoy a high degree of popularity. Furthermore, RBC’s online resources such as automobile news website www.autonews.ru and high technology website www.cnews.ru are in demand by the business audience.
RBC channel was launched in 2003. RBC is Russia’s only business TV channel focusing on the coverage of economic and financial events in Russia and worldwide, featuring relevant commentary, important interviews and insightful analysis from both Russian and foreign experts, live stand-up reports, topical programs and reviews of particular industries, as well as materials from international news agencies. RBC channel broadcasts 24/7, offering a useful combination of analytical and news blocks. RBC boasts cutting-edge studio complex and digital equipment with unique technological capabilities. RBC channel has two remote studios in Moscow, one remote studio in St. Petersburg and a news desk in New York.
RBC channel delivers its signal by cable, satellite, through the Internet and with the help of regional partners. The signal is now available throughout all of Russia, and the channel’s penetration in Russia as a whole is over 90 million people. In its key market – Moscow – the channel is broadcast in all districts, and is available in all major cities of the Moscow region. Furthermore, RBC is broadcast in the CIS and the Baltic States, Western Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. According to TNS, in September 2014, the channel’s monthly audience in Russia surpassed 18 million viewers.
RBC daily newspaper and monthly business magazine RBC were launched in a printed format in 2006 on the back of high demand for advertising space on RBC’s resources. The publications soon gained leading positions on the Russian business press market.
The RBC newspaper is a leader among business daily publications in Moscow, with an average issue readership of 117,000 readers, according to a research carried out by TNS in March-July 2014. The RBC magazine is also a leading business monthly publication in Moscow, with an average issue readership of 402,000 readers as estimated by TNS for the same period. It is also Russia’s second most popular business magazine, with an average issue readership of 1.01m readers.
Services for business
Conferences and awards
RBC brand awareness is conducive to the advancement of business events hosted by RBC, including “RBC Awards” and “The Best Brand/EFFIE,” as well as business regattas. Additionally, RBC holds regular industry-focused business conferences on the most relevant topics.
Domain name registration and hosting
RBC-owned companies that provide domain name registration and hosting services are integrated into RU-CENTER Group. Today, RU-CENTER Group is comprised of seven key operating companies: R01, RU-CENTER, and Reggi (all of them are ICANN-accredited registrars), along with Hosting-Center, SpaceWeb, and PeterHost hosting companies, and Garant-Park-Telecom telecommunications company. RU-CENTER Group is the leader in domain name registration (with the market share of over 50%) and hosting services (with the market share exceeding 27%) in Russia. Apart from core services, the group’s companies render server rental and placement services, provide SSL certificates and various additional services.
In addition to offering an array of business Internet resources, RBC also owns a number of non-business online projects and services. The largest of them are www.qip.ru entertainment portal, www.smotri.com video hosting website, and www.loveplanet.ru dating website.