Televizija Vijesti

Televizija Vijesti

Televizija Vijesti d.o.o. is a publisher of the Televizija Vijesti, the most viewed private TV in Montenegro, with a national frequency since December 2016, with the most popular informative programme since the beginning of measuring of such data (e.g. Vijesti’s news show at 18:30h has been the most viewed TV content in Montenegro since January 2015, according to all available research). A major change in ownership occurred in 2022 when the United Media s.a.r.l. became the majority shareholder in Televizija Vijesti by acquiring 51% shares from previous owners. However, some of those individuals, through their family members, kept part of the shares in Televizija Vijesti. They are owners of MNE Media Two d.o.o. company.

Together with Daily Press d.o.o. Televizija Vijesti form the biggest media group in the country called Vijesti Media Group. By the end of 2022, Televizija Vijesti had 68 employees. However, part of their administrative staff is shared with the daily ”Vijesti” and portal ”Vijesti online” but there is no precise publicly available information on the ratio. Some of the co-owners of Vijesti Media Group own a weekly political magazine called Monitor.

According to the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM) report, TV Vijesti has the highest in-house content production, compared to other commercial broadcasters in Montenegro, about 38%.

Key facts

Mother Company

United Media S.A. R.L. and Mne Media Two d.o.o.

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Sectors

Television Broadcasting

Ownership

Individual Owner

Media Development Investment Fund

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is a not-for-profit investment fund for independent media in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat. The founder is Saša Vučinić, a Serbian journalist and is the co-founder of North Base Media VC, and co-founder and former CEO and Managing Director of the Media Development Loan Fund. He established B92 in Serbia, during Slobodan Milosevic’s regime as a legal entity and was its first CEO.

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Facts

General Information

Founding Year

2007

Affiliated Interests Founder

Miodrag Perović, Željko Ivanovic and Ljubiša Mitrovic, Milka Tadić Mijović

Televizija Vijesti was established by several prominent individuals from the media industry, who held several ownerships and/or managerial positions in other media – including Miodrag Perović, Željko Ivanovic and Ljubiša Mitrovic from daily Vijesti and Milka Tadić Mijović from weekly Monitor.

Employees

By the end of 2022 Televizija Vijesti had 68 employees. However, part of their administrative staff is shared with the daily „Vijesti“ and portal ”Vijesti online” but there is no precise publicly available information on the ratio.

Contact

Trg nezavisnosti bb, Podgorica

E-mail: marijana.bojanic@vijesti.me

Phone number: +382 20040602

Website: www.vijesti.me

Tax/ ID Number

(PIB):02678918

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

2,825 million EUR / 2,966 million USD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0,858 million EUR / 0.900 million USD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data

Management

Executive Board

Zeljko Ivanović

President of the Board

Other Influential People

Radomir Kračković

An experienced journalist who was deputy editor-in-chief of TV Vijesti from October 2023, when he was appointed new editor-in-chief. Kračković is also the President of the Montenegrin Media Trade Union.

Further Information

Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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Meta Data

The data on the media outlet was collected from the Central Registry of business entities of Montenegro, Agency for electronic media, Tax administration portal Taxis, website of the media and desk research. Audience shares are missing, since there is no credible centralized audience measuring mechanism in the country.
MOM team in Montenegro contacted the media outlet on August 18, 2023, as is the practice for Media Ownership Monitor, to invite the media owners to proactively disclose information relevant to the study.
The annual average exchange rate of the Central Bank for 2022 was used to convert EUR into USD (1,05).