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RBC TV expands coverage

Moscow, March 28, 2007 - OAO RBC Information Systems (MICEX, RTS: RBCI) announced today that it has established cooperation with the Eutelsat Communications (France) and GeoTelecommunications (Russia) satellite operators to expand the coverage of the RBC TV business channel.

"We regard boosting the channel's target viewership as a priority task in terms of RBC TV development," General Director of RBC TV Artyom Inyutin said. "Until recently, our technical opportunities have been restricted to transmitting the TV signal throughout Russia, the CIS and Baltic states. Broadcasting RBC TV's programs through two additional satellites gives us an opportunity to reach the whole of Russia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa," he added.

The Hot Bird 6 satellite belongs to Eutelsat and delivers digital television channels to Europe, North Africa and the most of the Middle East and Central Asia. The satellite will enable RBC TV viewers to track the developments in the Russian economy and business when traveling abroad on business or vacation. "Broadcasting from Hot Bird 6, RBC TV will reach new target audiences including Russian speaking residents of foreign countries and foreign citizens who can speak Russian and have business ties with Russia," Commercial Director of Eutelsat Olivier Milli?s-Lacroix said. "We are delighted that RBC chose us as its partner to expand the coverage of the Russia's first business television station to foreign countries."

RBC TV is also starting cooperation with one of Russia's largest communications operators, GeoCommunications. Its digital television platform based on the LMI-1 (ABS-1) satellite is now No.1 in terms of the number of Russian TV channels distributed (mainly through cable networks) to the most of Russia and the CIS. Sending its signal via the LMI-1 (ABS-1) satellite, will enable RBC TV to cover major eastern cities in Russia including Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok, Irkutsk and Khabarovsk.

RBC TV is Russia's only business news TV channel providing on a round-the-clock basis comprehensive coverage of economic and financial events in Russia and abroad, featuring expert commentaries, interviews and analytical surveys of Russian and foreign specialists, live reports, topical programs and industry reviews, as well as information supplied by international news agencies.

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