National Council fixed ultimate beneficial owners of "112 Ukraina" broadcaster
On January 30, the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting reissued the satellite license for “112 Ukraina” (LLC “Television and Radio Company 112-TV”) due to change of the ultimate beneficial owners and related parties, as Detektor Media reported.
The National Council recorded in the license of "112 Ukraina" the following beneficial owners: Kozak Taras Romanovych, Kozak Oleg Mikhailovych.
“112 Ukraina” has repeatedly submitted to the National Council applications for license renewal due to change of ownership structure (last - March 25, 2019), but the National Council had some reservations about.
Oleg Chernysh, member of the National Council, said that the сontentious points have been settled since then, so the matter was submitted to the National Council.
We have to remind, Taras Kozak is MP from "Opposition platform - For life", the colleague and business partner of Victor Medvedchuk, he became the owner of the "112 Ukraina" broadcaster in December 2018. In total, he now owns three news channels united in the “News” media holding: “112 Ukraina, NewsOne and ZIK.
On October 17, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada set up a temporary ad-hoc commission aiming to verify, whether the news broadcasters comply with legislatiion when changing its owners and to counteract the information influence of the Russian Federation.