NBCU to Launch E! Entertainment Television in Russia, CIS

Shows to include 'Kardashians,' 'Fashion Police,' 'Rich Kids of Beverly Hills'

NBCU Launch E! Entertainment Television Russia,

LONDON — Universal Networks Intl., the channels’ division of NBCUniversal Intl. Television, has announced that E! Entertainment Television is launching in Russia and the CIS in the second quarter of this year.

Key programming on the Russia/CIS channel includes the latest seasons of popular E! shows, including “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Fashion Police,” as well as E! Specials and brand new series such as “#Rich Kids of Beverly Hills,” among others.

E!, which focuses on trends, music, fashion, TV, movies, art, nightlife, philanthropy, technology, design and sports, is seen in 150 countries and delivered in 26 languages.

“E! Entertainment Television is a core channel brand for Universal Networks Intl. and the launch of the brand in Russia and the CIS is an exciting development for both the channel and our business in these markets,” commented Satpal Brainch, exec VP and managing director, UNI. “We look forward to the channel resonating with viewers and advertisers across the region.”