Gazprom media, the leading diversified media holding in Russia and Eastern Europe, announces that five thematic channels of Gazprom media and the film company Central Partnership became winners of the most prestigious national awards among non-air thematic channels ‘Golden ray 2015’.

Two sports channels of NTV-Plus took a prize of Golden Ray 2015. HD Sport received award for the best HD Channel and the channel NTV-Plus Tennis - for the best Sports channel. Also three channels of ‘Red Media’ were marked by the ‘Golden Ray Award’. The TV channel Boets received the award for the best ‘Sports channel’, the channel 365 Days of TV was the best in the category ‘Educational channel’. The TV channel Kuhnya TV won in the category ‘Lifestyle’.

The film company Central Partnership received award for the best producer/ distributor of television content for non-air TV.

"I am pleased that our thematic channels were appreciated by the professional community. For us, the priority of our strategy is to create high quality and fascinating content that will be interesting for the maximum number of viewers. Golden Ray is another proof that we are moving in the right direction. I congratulate the creative teams of channels and film production company with a victory ", - said Rafael Minasbekyan, general manager of Gazprom media division ‘Film and Thematic TV. Production and Distribution’ (GPM KIT).

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is the organizer of the ‘Golden Ray’ award. The competition is held among non-air thematic television channels, transmitted through the satellite, cable and Internet operators in Russian language on the Russian territory and abroad. The prize has been awarded annually since 2009 and conferred in 12 categories. The winners are determined by specialists in the area of broadcasting and public figures.