Espreso TV is a Ukrainian Information television channel. It started broadcasting during Euromaidan in 2013 solely via satellite without a license, which later caused procedural problems for it in acquiring one. Those problems were resolved by the end of 2014, when the channel was granted a license for digital broadcasting.
Media Companies / Groups
99.3% - Larysa Knyagitska 0.7% - LLC " Legal company "Moris Group "
LLC "Goldberry", which is owned (100%) by LLC "Astra Finans". LLC "Astra Finans" is owned 30% by Larysa Knyazhitska (wife of member of Ukrainian Parliament Mykola Knyazhitskyi) and 70% by LLC "Novyny-TV". Larysa Knyazhitska owns 99% of LLC "Novyny-TV" too
Affiliated Interests Founder
Mykola Knyazhitskyi - Larysa Knyazhitska's husband; member of Ukrainian Parliament from "Narodnyi front"; former head of TV Tonis, STB, UT-1 and media company Gazeta 24; former member of National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine; founder and CEO of TV channel TBi.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Kateryna Ermolovych is assistant to Mykola Knyazhitskyi, member of the Ukrainian Parliament
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Other Important People
Affiliated Interests other important people
03087, Kyiv, 10 Adama Mytskevycha str.+380442427853, +380442434641ictv.ua
Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Espreso TV will sue to the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine and not to stop broadcasting
Knyazhitskyi's channel will start broadcasting without license
National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine issued a warning to Espreso TV for broadcasting of Putin's speech for Federal Assembly: http://www.pravda.com.ua/rus/news/2014/12/18/7052487/
There is no financial information about the channel.
There is no information about managers or editors on the channel’s web-site.
In Ukraine it is a general practice when assets of well-known officials and politicians are registered in the names of their close relatives, such as family members or people closely associated with them.
Sources Media Profile
Unified state register of the Ministry of justice of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and civic formations. Retrieved in August 2016, from https://usr.minjust.gov.ua/
State register of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://www.nrada.gov.ua/ua/derzhavniyreestr.html
Official web-site of Espreso TV. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://espreso.tv/about/
Tolokolnikova, K. (2016, May 25). Detector Media. Шеф-редактор «Еспресо» Василь Рябчук: «Телебачення має виховувати». Retrieved in August 2016 from http://detector.media/community/article/115437/2016-05-25-shef-redaktor-espreso-vasil-ryabchuk-telebachennya-mae-vikhovuvati/