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New schedule and format of Moambe from November 6
Publish Time: 2017-11-05 14:37:00
The news program "Moambe" will be aired in a new schedule and format from November 6.Viewers will have opportunity to watch "Moambe" five times per day - at 09:00, 12:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 21:00.Moambe team will provide the audience with high-quality, reliable and variable information, in accordance with the standard, during 15 and 30-minutes-program.The main summarizing newscast “Moambe" at 21:00” represents evening news program, providing top news as well as important, up-to-date and well-processed reportages.
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Rustavi 2 imposed to cover financial liabilities to GPB
Publish Time: 2017-10-27 15:04:00
Tbilisi City Court imposed Rustavi 2 TV Company covering of financial liabilities to Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). Judge Levan Mikaberidze partially satisfied the lawsuit of GPB. Rustavi 2 will have to pay liabilities as per various contracts signed at different times. The rate of penalty for breaching the contract has been reduced based on the court decision. 
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Selection of participants for “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” in Zugdidi
Publish Time: 2017-10-27 15:00:00
Selection of participants for “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” a new project of First Channel is ongoing at Educational Resource Center in Zugdidi town of western Samegrelo region. More than 300 six-graders from different districts of Samegrelo underwent registration. The selection tour already took places in Kutaisi, Ozurgeti and Batumi. The next tour will take place in Mestia on October 28.  “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” is the project of Metro Goldwyn Mayer American Company which has already been carried out in 55 countries of the world and has gained popularity everywhere. 
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First Channel to broadcast 2019 Rugby World Cup
Publish Time: 2017-10-25 13:16:00
First Channel will broadcast 2019 Rugby World Cup – Board of Trustees made the decision to sign the contract on purchasing the right for broadcasting. Vasil Maghlaperidze, General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) congratulated the Georgian sports fans on this occasion. “Rugby is national sports kind for Georgians at certain extent. This will be a celebration for fans,” Maghlaperidze said. The contract between GPB and RUGBY WORLD CUP LIMITED will be signed in the nearest future. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held from September 20 to November 2 of 2019 in Japan. 
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Selection of participants for “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” in Batumi
Publish Time: 2017-10-18 18:28:00
Selection of participants for “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” a new project of First Channel is ongoing in Batumi city of Adjara region. The next selection tour will take place in Zugdidi town of Samegrelo region on October 27.  “Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?” is the project of Metro Goldwyn Mayer American Company which has already been carried out in 55 countries of the world and has gained popularity everywhere. 
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Memorandum signed between First Channel and MIA Academy
Update Time: 2017-10-18 16:16:00
A memorandum was signed between First Channel and Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The memorandum envisages exchange of information between the sides. Based on the document, MIA gives First Channel the right to access the material preserved in the archive, while the broadcaster is obliged to name the Archive of MIA as the source when preparing TV, radio and online products. Givi Mikanadze, Rector of MIA Academy organized a tour around the Archive preserve for Vasil Maghlaperidze, General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster. 
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First Channel working on stage version of Georgian JESC contender’s entry song
Publish Time: 2017-10-17 18:44:00
First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) is working on a stage version of an entry song of Georgian participant at Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). Grigol Kipshidze, Georgian participant of 2017 JESC will perform the song by composer Giga Kukhianidze at the competition. The premiere of the song will be held in several days. Georgia is hosting the 15th JESC this year after having won the competition three times. Tbilisi Olympic Palace will host the 15th JESC on November 26. Young singers from 16 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi on the occasion of the musical competition. Georgia won the right to host the competition after Mariam Mamadashvili won 2016 JESC in Malta. 
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General Director of First Channel commented about selection of broadcaster’s new building design
Publish Time: 2017-10-13 14:07:00
“Today is a historic day because selection of an architecture design of First Channel’s new building gave birth to a big process rather than ended something in the broadcaster’s life,” Vasil Maghlaperidze, General Director of First Channel said. According to Maghlaperidze, First Channel will have had the new building within 3-year term and the premises will meet modern standards. He stressed on the important of refurbishment and potential of TV. The 9-day public poll in social network about the architecture design of the new building of First Channel has ended this noon. The project presented by Tbilqalaqproject has won in the competition. Three companies participated in the competition: BWC Ltd, Tbilqalaqproject and Art-Studio Ltd. Voting for the design began on October 4. TV audience was given the opportunity to vote for its favorite design. About 30 thousand people took part in the voting process through the web-page. 
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How new building of First Channel will look like – Tbilqalaqproject wins in competition
Publish Time: 2017-10-13 12:31:00
The 9-day public poll in social network about the architecture design of the new building of First Channel has ended this noon. The project presented by Tbilqalaqproject has won in the competition. The commission members evaluated three projects, which participated in the competition. The main criteria for evaluation focused on function, experience of Entry Company, experience of personnel and project implementation terms. The fifth criterion was the design of the building. Three companies participated in the competition: BWC Ltd, Tbilqalaqproject and Art-Studio Ltd. Voting for the design began on October 4. TV audience was given the opportunity to vote for its favorite design. About 30 thousand people took part in the voting process through the web-page. 
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Voting for selection of architecture design of First Channel building ongoing
Publish Time: 2017-10-04 20:10:00
The voting process for selection of an architecture design of building of First Channel has been launched. The broadcaster announced the competition on August 8. Three companies expressed willingness to participate in the competition: BWC, “Tbilqalaqproject” and Art-Studio-Project LTD. “For the first time, the winner project will be revealed by people. First Channel belongs to the public and it is upon them to make the decision. Involvement of every person in the voting process is important,” Vasil Maghlaperidze, General Director of First Channel stated. Voting is possible through Facebook and web-page 1tv.ge every 12 hours. Three designs can be viewed on the web-site. Results of the survey will become on October 13. First Channel will have had the new building provided with up-to-date equipment and inventory by 2020.  
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Voting for selection of architecture design of First Channel building launched
Publish Time: 2017-10-04 00:08:00
The voting process for selection of an architecture design of building of First Channel has been launched. The broadcaster announced the competition on August 8. Three companies expressed willingness to participate in the competition: BWC, “Tbilqalaqproject” and Art-Studio-Project LTD. “For the first time, the winner project will be revealed by people. First Channel belongs to the public and it is upon them to make the decision. Involvement of every person in the voting process is important,” Vasil Maghlaperidze, General Director of First Channel stated. Voting is possible through Facebook and web-page 1tv.ge every 12 hours. Three designs can be viewed on the web-site. 
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Greek Media Workers on 24-Hour Strike over Health Care Fund
Publish Time: 2017-09-26 10:59:00
Greece is under a news blackout after the country's biggest press union called a 24-hour strike to protest the feared closure of a special health care fund for media employees.No news programs are being broadcast Tuesday and websites aren't renewing their news content, while newspapers won't be published Wednesday.The Athens Journalists' Union is pressing for assistance from the government and media companies to help keep the troubled fund afloat.Greece's news media have been hard hit by the country's financial crisis, which caused a sharp drop in advertising revenues and subscriptions, and unemployment is high among journalists. The strike ends 6 a.m. Wednesday, as reported by New York Times. 
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Special portfolio Space for Ideas created on the web-page of Broadcaster
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 18:58:00
A special portfolio Space for Ideas has been created on the web-page of the First Channel of the Georgian Public Broadcaster with the purpose to shoot documentary films.Any Georgian documentalist is able to submit own project application. The projects will be selected by the Directors of Georgian Film Production Selection and Monitoring Service and Media Production.The best projects’ authors will be interviewed before the final decision.
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Public Broadcaster responds to Kakha Kukava's allegations
Publish Time: 2017-09-19 18:26:00
Georgian Public Broadcaster responds to the allegations voiced by Kakha Kukava, the Tbilisi Mayor candidate of the political bloc Democratic Movement Free Georgia.The Public Broadcaster rejects to place one of the pre-election advertisements of political bloc in its airtime as Broadcaster believes that it contains elements of commercial ad.Tbilisi Mayor Candidate accuses the Broadcaster of making a politically motivated decision.The political bloc Democratic Movement Free Georgia has already addressed to the National Communications Commission with the request to consider the issue and expects a reply for the end of the week.
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Budget and Finance Committee supported the legislative changes to Law on broadcasting along with remarks
Publish Time: 2017-09-14 17:45:00
The parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee has supported the legislative changes to the Law on Broadcasting, taking its remarks into account, through the first hearing. The session was held today.According to Chairman of the Committee Irakli Kovzanadze, the Budget and Finance Committee has same remarks regarding the project. He says that the organization's activities should be remained within the scope of Budget Code.The presented project of amendments envisages separation of authorities and duties of General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) and Board of Trustees. Changes also refer to commercial advertising and sponsorship. According to the initiative, sponsorship of entertainment programs, international competitions, festivals and TV series are allowed.Amendments apply to purchasing as well. According to the existing regulations, the broadcaster carries out all types of purchases in accordance with the law on state procurement; according to the initiated amendments, the regulations should not apply to the purchasing of products such as programs, feature and documentary films.
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Georgia’s 2017 JESC representative to become known on September 8
Publish Time: 2017-09-06 18:21:00
Georgia’s representative of 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will become known on September 8. The special jury will reveal the participant. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced the national competition for selection of 2017 JESC contender on July 17. Children aged 9-14 could apply with the song from their own repertoire. Open hearing of contenders will take place at pavilion of First Channel. The jury includes producer Zaza Shengelia, singer Maia Baratashvili, musician Davit Evgenidze, from GPB - musical editor - Eliso Shengelia and voice director - Giorgi Asanishvili. A new song will be composed for Georgian contender of 2017. Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC. The contest will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. 
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Parliament discussing changes to be made into Law on Broadcasting
Publish Time: 2017-09-05 18:49:00
The lawmakers are discussing changes to be made into Law on Broadcasting at the sitting of the parliamentary Committee of Branch Economy and Economic Policy. The meeting is being held behind closed door. Roman Kakulia, Chairman of the committee is meeting with representatives of non-governmental sector and private television stations. The project worked out by Public Broadcaster envisages separation of authorities of General Director and Board of Trustees. Changes also refer to advertising and sponsorship issues and part of purchasing. Kakulia met with management of First Channel last week. 
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First Channel announces competition for selection of 2017 JESC presenter
Publish Time: 2017-08-30 18:49:00
First Channel is announcing a competition for selection of a presenter for 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The candidate should speak English language and should have an experience of leading a show. The applicants are encouraged to send their applications, one photo, a biography and contact information at [email protected] from August 31 till September 6. For additional information, view eurovision-georgia.ge; or call 2409110. Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC. The 15th competition will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. 
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Competition announced for GPB new building
Publish Time: 2017-08-08 17:45:00
An architecture competition has been announced for construction of the new building of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) and GPB’s third block. Receipt of applications will last till noon of September 25. Newsroom and 4 TV Pavilions will be located in the premises of the new building; 3-storey parking lot will be arranged. 
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Placement of Public Service Announcement - Republican Party and Free Democrats address to Broadcaster
Publish Time: 2017-08-03 12:21:00
Members of the Republican Party and Free Democrats addressed to the Public Broadcaster with a letter concerning to airing the Public Service Announcement.Members of the parties point out that the Announcement is about constitutional amendments and considering the fact that Broadcaster has already put the similar Public Service Announcement in its air, they expect that their application will be satisfied. The Public Broadcaster will review the letter and the presented materials and make a decision in accordance with the law.
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