TRK Radio-Era LLC

"Center for Introduction of Information Technologies" owns "Era" together with the Private Company "Information Space Development Fund". Both companies are owned by another Ukrainian company, which belongs to an offshore company in Cyprus, the owner of which is indicated as an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands owned by Anton Symonenko. Based on the documents, Mr. Symonenko appeared in the ownership structure in early March of the last year - after purchasing 98% of corporate rights of the company "Information Center for Attraction of Investments” from the offshore company “SCOTWAY Associates LTD", Cyprus.

Key facts

Business Form

private

Legal Form

Limited Liability Company

Business Sectors

radio broadcasting

Ownership

Individual Owner

Andriy Derkach

Symonenko Anton is an assistant to the member of Ukrainian Parliament Derkach Andrii Leonidovych.

90%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

• TV Company “ERA”

Other Radio Outlets

Radio “ERA” (9,98%)

Facts

Media Business

Media Business

Production | films, TV programs #
Radio broadcasting | Radio Era #
TV broadcasting (main) #
Wired Electrical Communication #
Wireless Electrical Communication #
Satellite Electrical Communication #
Advertising

Business

International Business

MainFront Experts Inc., British Virgin Islands
SCOTWAY ASSOCIATES LTDЮ, Cyprus

General Information

Founding Year

1998

Founder

PRIVATE COMPANY "INFORMATION SPACE DEVELOPMENT FUND " # LLC "CENTER FOR INTRODUCTION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES "

Affiliated Interests Founder

MD

Employees

MD

Contact

20 Verkhovna Rada Boulevard, city of Kyiv, Kyiv Region, Ukraine, 02100

(044) 585-43-90, 536-96-01

www.radioera.com.ua

Tax/ ID Number

30019068

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

MD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

MD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

MD

Management

Executive Board

Editorial Board

Non-Executive Board

Lotashevskyi Igor Oleksandrovych
Avrakhov Taras Grygorovych

Other Influential People

De facto, the company is owned by Andrii Derkach, member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Honorary President of which he is, but in 2015 the company was officially re-registered to his assistant Symonenko Anton.
Andriy Derkach, born on 19 August 1967 in Dnipropetrovsk, his father was a KGB officer and a close friend of the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. Andriy Derkach graduated from the military school in Kharkiv. In 1990-1993 he was a student of the Academy of KGB in Moscow.

Further Information

Headlines

TRC „Era“ is not owned by Derkach but Symonenko : http://mediananny.com/novosti/2315415/
Interview with Lotashevskyi http://ru.telekritika.ua/rinok/2013-03-23/80187
Management of “Era” accused the New Time magazine in publishing paid news from the Presidential Administration: http://osvita.mediasapiens.ua/web/online_media/kerivnitstvo_eri_zvinuvatilo_zhurnal_novoe_vremya_v_rozmischenni_zakazukhi_vid_administratsii_prezidenta/

Data Publicly Available

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

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Meta Data

The company Era is de facto owned by the People’s Deputy Andriy Derkach, the Honorary President of which he is. Despite this fact, the company is registered in the name of his Assistant Anton Symonenko. In the interview in 2013, the General Director Lotashevskyi said that the owner of the company is Derkach. In this article “Dear Russian Brodacaster and Crooked Money. Yanukovych’s Companions to Sponsor Ukrainian Radio”, the New Time magazine states that now the radio is sponsored by the companions of Yanukovych who are now in Russia. Common assessments of the radio show it to have pro-opposition content. Transparency is low, no de facto owners are specified.

Sources

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/

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