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Channel 9

Channel 9 TV with a legal name Empire Ltd was founded in 1998. The channel has a private/general broadcasting license (B33); it is based in Akhaltsikhe and covers the municipalities of Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni and Aspindza.

Presently, the owners of Channel 9 TV in Akhaltsikhe are: Nugzar Kachkachishvili (60%) and Omar Samsonidze (40%). From 2005 to May 2011, 40% of the TV channel’s shares were owned by lawmaker from the United National Movement, Zurab Chilingarishvili. 

November 15, 2011 - Nugzar Katchkatchishvili 60%, Omar Samsonidze 40%

May 5, 2011- Present - Nugzar Katchkatchishvili 60%, Omar Samsonidze 40%

October 13, 2005 - May 5, 2011 - Levan Nikabadze 40%, Sopio Apriamashvili 20%, Zurab Chilingarashvili 40%

September 19, 2001 - October 13, 2005 - Koba Gogidze 33%, Avtandil Tateishvili 67%

July 12, 1996 - September 19, 2001 - Koba Gogidze 100%

YearTotal commercial income GNCC dataPublic Funds
201745 153 GEL3327,2 GEL
201680 213 GEL 
201546 100 GEL

5 140 GEL