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Central European Media Enterprises Reports Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Ended December 31, 2010

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Full Year Net Income attributable to CME of US$ 100.2 million FOURTH QUARTER Net Revenues of US$ 257.4 million OIBDA of US$ 64.8 million FULL YEAR Net Revenues of US$ 737.1 million OIBDA of US$ 107.3 million

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. ("CME" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CETV) (Prague Stock Exchange:CETV) today announced financial results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2010.

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased US$ 23.0 million to US$ 257.4 million, compared to the fourth quarter of 2009. OIBDA¹ for the quarter increased US$ 20.4 million to US$ 64.8 million. Operating income for the quarter increased US$ 17.6 million to US$ 41.9 million. Net loss attributable to the shareholders of CME for the quarter was US$ 26.1 million compared to a loss of US$ 55.3 million for the fourth quarter 2009. Fully diluted loss per share for the quarter improved US$ 0.48 to US$ (0.41). Results for the fourth quarter of 2010 include the Media Pro Entertainment and bTV businesses acquired by CME in December 2009 and April 2010, respectively, and exclude CME's former Ukraine operations which were disposed of in April 2010.

Net revenues for the full year ended December 31, 2010 were US$ 737.1 million and OIBDA was US$ 107.3 million. Operating income for the full year was US$ 22.9 million. Net income attributable to the shareholders of CME for the full year was US$ 100.2 million, and fully diluted income per share was US$ 1.57.

Adrian Sarbu, President and Chief Executive Officer of CME, commented: "In the fourth quarter our sales and OIBDA increased as a result of the restructuring of our broadcasting business and the start of recovery in certain markets. 2010 was our first year of operating as a fully vertically integrated media company. We now run six leading broadcast operations, an integrated content division, Media Pro Entertainment, and a rapidly growing New Media segment. In 2011 we expect all our markets to recover. Our priority is to deliver growth in revenues, OIBDA and free cash flow."

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