Press releases | Archive 2013
RBC opens TV studio in St. Petersburg
Moscow, October 29, 2013 – RBC OJSC (Moscow Exchange: RBCM) hereby announces the launch of a remote RBC studio in St. Petersburg. The new studio is located in the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 – in the heart of the northern capital’s business life. This venue will allow journalists to provide on-the-fly coverage of business and political events and interview the city’s newsmakers.
“We can see the city’s rapid development, feel its pulse, and believe that the business elite of the Northern Capital of Russia should have a permanent opportunity to be part of the federal news flow,” said RBC TV CEO Alexander Lyubimov. He went on to add, “Hopefully this unprecedented opportunity will help the city improve its investment climate and boost its tourist traffic.”
Earlier, in 2012, two remote studios were opened in Moscow – in the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel and the Moscow City business center. In March 2013, the channel also opened a news desk in New York.
RBC is a leading Russian multimedia holding, with leadership positions in news and business media as well as in domain name registration and hosting. RBC provides a full coverage of business information via key media platforms and offers means of communications and additional services on the Internet and on mobile devices. The holding’s aggregate audience exceeds 85m people.
RBC TV channel is the first and only federal business channel in Russia which provides breaking news about business, politics and finance as well as daily analytical programs featuring leading experts. The channel broadcasts 24/7 in cooperation with CNN and is aired in 16:9 format from an advanced broadcasting studio with 3D and 4D graphic capabilities. News anchors on RBC TV channel spend annually over 3,000 hours on the air, while the number of guests who attend RBC studio in the same period totals 3,500. The channel's core audience includes successful businessmen. The channel can be watched in 43 countries, while its technical reach in CIS countries numbers over 102m viewers, with 20m monthly viewers from Russia.