TV Klan

TV Klan is a national TV station in Albania and is part of one of the biggest media groups in the country. This channel won the competition for one of the two national licenses in 2001 and transmits also in satellite digital terrestrial platforms of Digit-Alb. It is a mix entertainment and informative channel. Klan has opened also an informative news channel called Klan Plus and currently owns one of the five digital terrestrial licenses.

Key facts

Audience Share

29.63% Telemetrix / 13.43% Abacus

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Free-to-air

Data Publicly Available

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

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Media Companies / Groups

Klan TV JSC

Ownership

Ownership Structure

Frangaj Family owns 100% of the shares

Voting Rights

Only shareholders have voting rights.

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1997

Affiliated Interests Founder

Aleksander Frangaj – is a former journalist and media entrepreneur with shares in TV Klan, ABC News and a company named Albania 2017 founded in 2017. He is a co-founder of the daily newspaper Koha Jone, the first independent newspapers published after the fall of communism in Albania. In 1997 Frangaj founded a company Media 6 with two other businessmen, Julian Roche and Marsel Skendo. Frangaj owned 50% of the company, while his two partners owned 25% each. The company published the weekly magazine Klan and launched the television station with the same name. In 2013, the name of the company was changed from Media 6 to TV Klan. To date, Frangaj owns 60%, while his wife Alba Gina owns 40% at TV Klan. He initiated a plan for satellite pay TV service called Satellite + in 2004 and in a similar platform focused on Sport called "Supersport" in 2006 through the shares owned by his wife Alba Gina. He is considered to be a pro-government media owner regardless of who holds the power and has managed successfully to switch allegiances and side with any party in power over the past 20 years.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Aleksander Frangaj - is a former journalist and media entrepreneur with shares in TV Klan, ABC News and a company named Albania 2017 founded in 2017. He is a co-founder of the daily newspaper Koha Jone, the first independent newspapers published after the fall of communism in Albania. He initiated the plan for satellite pay TV service called Satellite + in 2004 and in a similar platform focused on sport called "Supersport" in 2006 through the shares owned by his wife Alba Gina. He is considered to be a pro-government media owner regardless of who holds the power and has managed successfully to switch allegiances and side with any party in power over the past 20 years.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Eduard Frangaj is - a journalist and the brother of Aleksander Frangaj the CEO and majority shareholder of TV Klan.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Blendi Fevziu - is the host of Opinion, the most popular political show in Albanian media since 1997. Fevziu has been a journalist since 1990s and had worked previously as Editor in Chief in various independent and party newspapers in the early 1990s before starting a career as a TV host. In early 2000s, he was Director of Korrieri, now a defunct newspaper. His show has been aired four times per week since 2008. Fevziu authored also several, fiction and non-fiction books.

Contact

The National Television Klan, Rruga: “Aleksander Moisiu”, nr.97, Pranë Ish – Kinostudio, 1007, Tirana, Albania.

Tel: +355 42 347 821/2/3;

Email: info@tvklan.al

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

9.1 Mio. $ / 1.166 Mio. lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

1.93 Mio. $ / 247Mio. Lek

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data

Market Share

28.6%

Further Information

Meta Data

The ownership structure and financial statement are publicly available on the Albanian National Business Registry. 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.

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