The head of the TNT channel will leave his post

Director of TNT Igor Mishin

The Director of TV channel TNT will leave his post, soobshili may 31, the newspaper “Vedomosti” referring to several employees of other media companies, as well as holding “Gazprom-media” which owns the TV channel.

The representative “Gazprom-media” Irina Osadchaya, declined to comment. Mishin to a request to RBC did not answer.

As Director of TNT Mishin has held since January 2014. As follows from the data base “SPARK-Interfax” net profit “TNT — Teleset” according to the results 2014 amounted to 4.8 billion rubles., revenues — RUB 16.8 billion. According to sources, “Vedomosti”, in 2015, TNT became the second revenue of the Russian TV channel after “the First”, with revenues of 16.5 billion rubles beating “Russia 1”, NTV and STS.

Before to lead TNT, Mishin in the period from 1990 to 2007, led the founded holding company “Fourth channel” in Yekaterinburg. In 2006-2007, he also headed the film company Amedia and produced movies and TV shows. Among his projects is the film “Oatmeal” Alexei Fedorchenko. In 2008, Mike joined he owned regional media assets with the assets of businessman Ivan Tavrin in holding Media-1, which later became part of the holding YUTV Tavrin and Alisher Usmanov.

The post of Director of TNT Mishin was replaced by Igor Goikhberg, who has worked on TV only six months. On TNT “for raising the share of TV channel” he was invited by Mikhail Lesin, at the time Chairman of the Board of “Gazprom-media” (Lesin left the post in January 2015, and died in November of the same year), sources told “Vedomosti”.