Extra fractional people’s Deputy Eugene Moore, who until recently was the owner of the TV channel NewsOne (“news 24”, Kiev), announced its sale to the people’s Deputy Taras Kozak (faction “Opposition bloc”).
“Today, the owner of the corporate rights of the TV channel NewsOne was my friend and colleague Taras Kozak. I wish him and team success and growth,” wrote Moore in Facebook.
Note that at the end of August this year, former Deputy chief of staff of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Andriy Portnov said that it has signed a management agreement with the TV channel NewsOne for a period of three years.
“I inform that on Monday in Vienna has signed a management agreement NewsOne TV channel. The owner of one hundred percent of the authorized Fund of the company Vladimir Moore gave me a channel in the control period of three years. Under the terms of the contract, I’m on a commercial basis given the right to carry out all the activities for managing the channel,” wrote Portnow.
Andriy Portnov has said it would not comment on the change of ownership and initiated termination of a management agreement for the channel.
“The decision to change the structure of ownership, I can not influence and do not consider it correct to speak about its appropriateness and possible consequences. In this regard, I initiated the termination of a management agreement for NEWSONE. From today I will no longer have a relationship to the information, administrative or other activities of the TV channel”, — wrote in Facebook Andriy Portnov.
At the same time, in July 2018, the ownership structure of television has changed: the owner of OOO “news 24” became the Swiss company MW Investment AG, the ultimate beneficiary of which is the father Evgeniy murayev — Vladimir Moore.
As reported, on 4 October , the deputies to the national security Council with a request to impose sanctions against the TV channel “112 Ukraine” and NewsOne.
Recall that in 2014 Andrew Portnow left the territory of Ukraine, lived in Moscow (Russian Federation), Vienna (Austria). From January 2015 it was looking for the Main Directorate for combating organized crime Affairs of Ukraine on charges of misappropriation, embezzlement of property or taking to them by abuse of official position. November 12, 2015, his whereabouts are found, and the investigation ceased. The Crimean Prosecutor’s office is checking the involvement of Portnov to the resolution of the Supreme Council of the Crimea during the occupation of the Peninsula.
Kozak at the time of election to the Parliament was the head of the management Board of PE “private, Canceler”, Deputy of the Lviv regional Council, and previously from 1993 to 2010 he worked in the tax and customs authorities, rising to Deputy head of the state customs service.
Kotaksecurities was that at the end of 2017 was the ultimate beneficiary of the Cyprus Hakail Limited and Havanor Management Limited, Revelon Investments LTD (British virgin Islands), and LLC “Dobrobut-invest” with the addresses of registrazii in Yalta and Moscow.
NewsOne was released in an updated format from 24 August 2015. Included in all basic cable networks and is broadcast in analog and digital packages operators in HD and SD formats.
Proceeds of LLC “news 24” in 2017, increased by 40.7 per cent to 20.73 million UAH, net loss increased by 39.2% — up to 4,4 million UAH.
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