On May 20, 2014 the Government of Georgia released a statement, involving a biased assessment of a weekly program aired by Maestro TV on May 18 and hosted by journalist Vakho Sanaia.
Statement of the GOG: “In the course of the program, the journalist tried to portray a picture as if not a single promise of the authorities has been fulfilled. In an attempt to support this lie, he resorted to interviewing people in the streets and selected those responses, which would have reinforced the main line of the entire program".
On September 28, 2014 Vakho Sanaia quit Maestro TV citing his conversation with the management as the reason behind his decision. Sanaia claimed that Maestro TV’s director told him that his “programs may lead to Maestro TV’s confrontation with the authorities and create problems.” Director of the TV channel, Baia Gadabadze cited controversy as the reason behind Sanaia’s quitting the TV channel.
On December 22, 2014, Nino Zhizhilashvili, deputy director of Maestro TV and anchor of TV station’s flagship news program at 9pm, as well as a group of journalists from the TV channel’s newsroom quit Maestro TV. Zhizhilashvili cited her disagreement over editorial issues with the husband of co-owner of the channel, Koke Gogelia as the reason behind her quitting. In particular, the question was about Gogelia’s vision, who wanted Maestro to be ideologically driven and “pro-Georgian,” as well as about meddling of Koka Kandiashvili, who was communications consultant for the government, in the channel’s editorial issues and the decision to scrap her program. Maestro’s management rejected these allegations and announced reorganization. Labor rights of 14 employees dismissed from Maestro TV are protected by Transparency International Georgia.
In early 2016, Maestro TV suspended cooperation with Studio Monitor, whose investigative programs were aired by the channel for seven years.