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.
29.63% Telemetrix / 13.43% Abacus
Media Companies / Groups
Klan TV JSC
Frangaj Family owns 100% of the shares
Only shareholders have voting rights.
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.
Marsel Skendo – (25%) and Julian Roche (25%) are two business partners in ADA Holding, one of the oldest companies founded in Albania in October 1990, immediately after the Communist Regime allowed private enterprises. Since then, ADA Holding has activities in airline industry, communication, construction, trade and energy it included Adanet – the first Internet Service Provider in the country.
Julien Roche – is a French national and businessman currently the President of Franco-Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and founder and shareholder of Helicopters Albania. He was also the co-president of Ada Air, the country’s first Airline company. Until last year he was Board Member at the Société Generale Albania. However, Skendo and Roche are no longer active in the media market since 2007.
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.
In 1996 Frangaj ran for office at the parliament but was not elected. Frangaj is often accused of being the main beneficiary of various government advertisement campaigns, especially during 2008-2010 period.
In 2015, he was accused for starting a building in a green space in the complex called "Laguna Blu" near the coastal town of Durrës under unclear circumstances. Frangaj denied all allegations.
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.
Armand Shkullaku - has been a journalist since early 1990s with a career as editor, editor in chief and director in several media outlets. He is also the President of the Association of Professional Journalists of Albania, an NGO registered in Albania.
Pandi Laço - is a TV director for various shows in TV Klan. His flagship “Histori me Zhurmues” (Tales under Censorship) show (2008-2011) dealt with history through film archives and interviews.
The National Television Klan, Rruga: “Aleksander Moisiu”, nr.97, Pranë Ish – Kinostudio, 1007, Tirana, Albania.
Tel: +355 42 347 821/2/3;
Revenue (in Mill. $)
9.1 Mio. $ / 1.166 Mio. lek
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
1.93 Mio. $ / 247Mio. Lek
Advertising (in % of total funding)
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.