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Imedi TV Returns to the Patarkatishvilis

Published: October 16, 2012 | 7:15 pm
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The COMMERCIAL TIMES

Giorgi Arveladze, the Director of Imedi TV, former Economy Minister, has left his position. Control over Imedi TV was on October 16 was handed over to the family of the late Badri Patarkatsishvili (who ran in presidential election in 2008), the businessman who owned the channel.

“The process of transferring Imedi to the family has started and we will do our best so that Imedi will be a professional and objective channel,” family members say.

In 2007 Imedi TV was stormed by the police and shut down, and later in 2008 was taken over by an investor. Patarkatsishvili owned Imedi TV until his death in January, 2008. Since then, his widow has tried to regain control over the channel.

Earlier, after the parliamentary recent election, won by the Georgian Dream coalition, Imedi TV made an official announcement that the company’s new strategy is to broadcast mainly news and political talk shows.

 

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