National Media Group is one of the largest private media holdings in Russia.

The Holding was established in 2008 by merging media assets belonging to AB Russia, Alexey Mordashov, Surgutneftegaz, and the Sogas  Insurance Group. Today NMG provides management of a diversified portfolio of assets in key segments of the Russian media market, ensuring stable growth in capitalization and competitiveness.

The Holding strives to encourage qualitative development of the national media industry. Due to extensive financial resources and profound expertise in the field of media, the Group provides a solid background for development of each asset, including increase in quality and relevance of content, audience growth, implementation of innovative technologies, expansion into new markets. 

The National Media Group unites leading companies in the segments of TV, radio, print media and film production.

TV and radio: Channel One, 5 Channel, Ren TV, Russian News Service. NMG also manages Russian channels of Discovery group, Turner, Eurosport and Viasat.
Print: Izvestiya, Metro-Petersburg, Sport-Express
TV and film production:  Art Pictures Vision

Head office of the National Media Group is located in Moscow.

The Board of Directors of the National Media Group is chaired by Alina Kabaeva
Kirill Kovalchuk is the President of NMG
Olga Paskina is the CEO of the holding company.

Holding actives

Television
and broadcasting
25%
72,4%
100%
82%
 
80%
Press
98,32%
100%
75%
Tele
and film industry
50%

History

2008
National Media Group is established by merging media assets belonging to AB Russia, Alexey Mordashov, Surgutneftegaz, and the Sogas  Insurance Group in order to increase competitiveness and provide more effective management.

2011
The Holding takes leading positions in the television segment by acquiring stakes in “Channel One” and “Ren TV”. NMG also enters the radio segment by including the leading news radio station “Russian News Service” in its portfolio.
The Group reinforces its positions in the print media segment through acquiring a popular regional newspaper “Metro-Petersburg” and increasing its stake in the federal newspaper “Izvestiya”.

2014
The Holding enters the market of TV and film production by acquiring stake in “Art Pictures Vision”.

2015
Strategic partnership with Discovery Communications in the management  of Russian-language channels of Discovery Group (11 channels, including  Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Eurosport).