Report TV is an informative television station that transmits news 24 hours a day and some shows focused on information. The television station is closely tied with the newspaper Shqiptarja.com and the online portal with the same name. The owner of the TV station is Carlo Bollino, an Italian journalist with a long career in the Albanian media. Dating back to 1993.
3.17% Telemetrix / 1.69% Abacus
free - to - air
Media Companies / Groups
Report TV is owned wholly (100 %) by Multiscreen LLC, whose sole shareholder is Carlo Bollino.
The sole shareholder has complete control on the company.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Carlo Bollino – a former Albania correspondent for the Italian news agency ANSA, served since the early 90’ as director and administrator of the Tirana daily newspaper Gazeta Shqiptare and later of the TV station News 24 and portal Balkanweb.com. After the Italian company Edisud LLC sold its media holdings in Albania in 2011, Carlo Bollino and his wife Alba Malltezi went on to found the daily newspaper Shqiptarja.com, together with a number of journalists they had worked with before. Later, Malltezi’s company Media Content bought a 34 per cent stake in a television station, Balkan TV, owned by media mogul and former MP Koco Kokedhima. The TV station was rebranded under the name A1 Report TV.
The joint venture between the two businessmen started in the end of 2013 and ended in September 2015; however, problems between the two parties had already been registered earlier. After Kokedhima and Bollino fell off, the later relaunched the TV station under the brand Report TV. Although the TV station was headed by Bollino and was publicly associated with Kokedhima, the two businessmen do not appear in the registrar records of A1 Report and Report TV. The shares and administration of the company was in the name of people related to the two entrepreneurs.
In June 2015, Lindita Dode registered a company called Multiscreen, which in July of the same year received a license from AMA to transmit in the frequencies of the closed TV station ALSAT. In October 2015 the company changed its name into Multiscreen; Report TV. Although it was publicly known that the TV station was founded and ran by Bollino, he officially bought the shares from Doda in April 2017 for 3.5 million Lek.
Bollino has been often accused of as being close to the ruling Socialist Party of current Prime Minister Edi Rama, allegations that he has repeatedly rejected. Such accusations were made against Bollino by former Prime Minister Sali Berisha, who claims that the government financed Bunkart, a cultural project with the involvement of Bollino.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Lindita Dode – is the founder of the company Multiscreen, which she sold to Carlo Bollino for 3.5 million Lek in April 2017 and now runs the company as its CEO. Dode is an old aide to Bollino. Her name is also listed in the company behind the “Bunkart” project – associated with Bollino. She is also a former CEO of Media Content, a company owned by Bollino’s wife.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Muhamet Veliu – is the news director of Report TV. Veliu has been a journalist since early 2000s and until 2011 he worked as a correspondent in London, first for News 24 TV and Gazeta Shqiptare and later for Top Channel TV. After 2011 Veliu worked as a political journalist for Top Channel TV until 2015, when he left and served for several months as communication advisor for the minister of economy.
Affiliated Interests other important people
Alba Malltezi – the wife of Carllo Bollino, owns 74.6 per cent of the shares of the company Free and Fair Media Group, which in turn owns a majority stake in the daily newspaper Shqiptarja.com and the portal with the same name. Malltezi also owns the company Media Content, which continues to own 35 % of the shares of A1 television, now closed. The capital of media content is 350 million Lek (USD 3.26 Mio).
Ilir Babaramo – is an experienced journalist and TV host of the political show ‘Five Questions from Babaramo,” which is broadcast on Report TV. He has previously held editorial and executive posts in various media outlets.
Rr. Dervish Hima, 3 kullat, Kulla 2 – Tirana
Tel.: +355 (0) 696007772
Revenue (in Mill. $)
0.9 Mio. $ / 116 Mio. Lek
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
0.02 Mio. $ / 2.6 Mio. Lek
Advertising (in % of total funding)
The information for the company and its financial statements were obtained by the Albanian National Business Center. Although it’s publicly known that Report TV owner is the journalist Carlo Bollino, the later only bought the company in April 2017, 2 years after transmission began. The financial data provided are for 2016. The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2016 was used to convert the amounts into USD. For the purpose of evaluating weight of assets and revenues of this company in the media market, MOM have calculated the value of assets, revenues and profits of 8 TV companies/groups with free-to-air outlets. The companies included in the calculation are as follows: Top Channel, Klan, Media Vizion, Multiscreen, Focus Media News, ABC News, Ora News and Scan. This calculation does not include the pay-per-view distributors DigitAlb, Tring TV and the Public Broadcaster RTSH. Audience share for Top TV stations was provided by Abacus Research and Telemetrix for 2017, the data are conflicting that’s why both audience shares are presented.