Media Group Ukraine

Media Group Ukraine

“Ukraine” was founded by Donetsk City Council in 1993 as a municipal TV channel.At that time the city mayor was Volodymyr Rybak – one of the constitutors and the first head of the “Party of Regions”. In 2001 75% of the channel was bought by Rinat Akhmetov's holding “System Capital Management” (SCM). The TV channel is now a part of “Media Group Ukraine” holding. TV Channel Ukraine has started broadcasting as a national channel in 2003.

Key facts

Business Form

private

Legal Form

limited liability company

Business Sectors

Digital and satellite broadcasting (LLC "Digital Screens") # Production (LLC "Tele Pro", LLC "Front Cinema", LLC "Dopomozhemo TV") # Advertising (LLC "Mediapartnership")

Ownership

Individual Owner

Rinat Akhmetov

Rinat Akhmetov was born in 1966 in Donetsk and received a degree in economics from Donetsk National University. Media call him the richest Ukrainian: Forbes-Ukraine estimates his capital at $2.5 million and Focus in $ 3.1 billion.
Rinat Akhmetov is known as the owner of the corporation "System Capital Management" (SCM) and FC "Shakhtar". The scope of his business interests are energy sector and metallurgy, finance, real estate.
Rinat Akhmetov was one of the main sponsors of "Party of Regions" and the "Opposition bloc". Rinat Akhmetov owns channels of "Media Group Ukraine", media outlets of "Today Multimedia" and several regional media outlets in Donetsk and Zaporozhye regions.
In 2014 he founded a humanitarian fund ”Dopomozhemo” ("Let us help"), which supplies humanitarian aid to the "gray zone" and to the occupied territories of Donbass.

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Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Newspaper “Segodnya” http://www.segodnya.ua/

Other TV Outlets

TV Channel “Ukraine” (LLC “TRC Ukrayina”) http://kanalkraina.ua/

Other Online Outlets

Segodnya.ua

Facts

Media Business

Media Business

Broadcasting channels | “Ukrayina”, “Indygo”, “NLO TV” #
Paid satellite specialized Channels | “Football 1” / “Football 2”, represented by LLC “Teleradio Company “Ukrayina” #
Region Media Group Channels | 34 Channel (Dnopropetrovsk Oblast), “Donbas” (Donetsk, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia Oblast) and “Sygma” (Mariupol) #
Publishing business | “Segodnya Multimedia” Holding and “Vogue Ukraine” Magazine #
TV communication services | LLC “Digital Screens” #
Production | LLC “Tele Pro”, LLC “Front Cinema”, LLC “Dopomozhemo TV” #
Online | Segodnya.ua, Gorod.dp.ua, Dopomozhemo TV #
Advertising services | LLC “Mediapartnerstvo”

Business

Business

Broadcasting channels | “Ukrayina”, “Indygo”, “NLO TV” #
Paid satellite specialized Channels | “Football 1” / “Football 2”, represented by LLC “Teleradio Company “Ukrayina” #
Region Media Group Channels | 34 Channel (Dnopropetrovsk Oblast), “Donbas” (Donetsk, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia Oblast) and “Sygma” (Mariupol) #
Publishing business | “Segodnya Multimedia” Holding and “Vogue Ukraine” Magazine #
TV communication services | LLC “Digital Screens” #
Production | LLC “Tele Pro”, LLC “Front Cinema”, LLC “Dopomozhemo TV” #
Online | Segodnya.ua, Gorod.dp.ua, Dopomozhemo TV #
Advertising services | LLC “Mediapartnerstvo”

International Business

“System Capital Management Limited” (Cyprus), totally owned by Rinat Akhmetov through “SCM Holdings Limited” (Cyprus). Between the constitutors of “Media Group Ukraine” there are Sparotin Limited (Cyprus), “TRC Media Holding Limited” (Cyprus), final owner of which is Rinat Akhmetov.

General Information

Founding Year

1993

Founder

Donetsk City Council (now “Sparotin Limited” (Cyprus) and “TRC Media Holding”(Cyprus) are called the founders).

Affiliated Interests Founder

The channel was created as a public utility by Donetsk city council. At that time Volodymyr Rybak was a mayor of Donetsk. He is also one of creators and the first head of the Party of Regions. He was a mayor of Lviv untill 2002. According to “Correspondent”, in March 2001, 75% of shares were bought by SCM (System Capital Management) holding owned by Rinat Akhmetov.

Employees

MD

Contact

01030, Ukraine, Kyiv, wul. Bohdana Khmelnytskogo 52,

“Vector” business centre Phone: +380 44 495-81-89, reception@mgukraine.com , mgukraine.com

Tax/ ID Number

37226740 (Media Group Ukraine)
05744121 (TRK Ukraina)

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

MD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

MD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

MD

Management

Executive Board + Interests Executive Board

Media Holding Director Yevhen Lyashchenko

Non-Executive Board + Interests Non-Executive Board

Editorial council of TRC “Ukrayina”
Yemchenko Natalya Oleksandrivna, head of the editorial council, communication director of “System Capital Management”

Supervisory Board + Interests Supervisory Board

Group management is done by System Capital Management
through the executive council, headed by the Director of SCM media business development Oleksandr Barynov.

Further Information

Headlines

“Media Group Ukraine” has got the licence for Vogue edition in Ukraine.
http://ru.telekritika.ua/rinok/2015-10-05/111899
“Media Group Ukraine” says that the translation of Euro­2016 is at risk. http://www.radiosvoboda.org/a/news/27844487.html
Multimillionaire Serhiy Kurchenko has bought the biggest Ukrainian web portals.
http://ain.ua/2013/11/01/500429
Have the editors of “Inter” and “Donbas” TV channel accounted to Security Services of “DPR”? http://detector.media/infospace/article/118320/2016-08-31-sbu-rozslidue-diyalnist-eks-prodyuserki-nis-stolyarovoi/

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

The official website of the group provides necessary information about the ownership structure, however there is no financial information. The group did not respond to MOM inquiry.

Sources

Official web-site of MGU. Головна сторінка / MGU. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://mgukraine.com/

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