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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 junioreurovision@gpb.ge 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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Executive Council of GPB releases statement
Update Time: 2017-07-31 12:01:00
The Executive Council of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) releases a statement regarding arrival of Mike Pence, Vice President of United States in Georgia on July 31 with 2-day visit.The statement reads that the visit of US Vice-President and his spouse is very important for the country, GPB will ensure live transmission of all planned meetings and is ready to provide free-of-charge signal to all broadcasters. Interested organizations should apply to technical service of GPB. 
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National Communications Regulation Commission established that GPB did not violate the Law on Broadcasting
Publish Time: 2017-07-13 16:26:00
Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) did not violate the Law on Broadcasting and video clip aired by the Broadcaster is a Public Service Announcement (PSA). This is the decision made by the Georgian National Communications Regulation Commission (GNERC).The claimant side has not attended the session today. The members of Free Democrats and the Republicans had submitted the complaint to the National Communications Regulation Commission (GNERC).The case concerned to Public Service Announcement about the constitutional amendments. The claimants argued that the video was not the PSA as it was representing the interests of ruling team; however Commission has not shared their position.
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Material-technical refurbishment begins at GPB
Publish Time: 2017-07-04 18:05:00
A renovated and integrated newsroom, material-technical refurbishment and new television for 2020 - The presentation of development plan of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) approved by Board of Trustees was held earlier this afternoon. The first stage envisages arrangement of integrated newsroom where journalists of First and Second Channels, Radio and online media will work together. The 4-year-plan will be implemented into three stages. Members of Board of Trustees and management answered questions of journalists after the presentation of the plan. 
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Presentation of material-technical refurbishment plan of GPB
Publish Time: 2017-07-04 16:05:00
A renovated and integrated newsroom, material-technical refurbishment and new television for 2020 - The presentation of 3-stage development plan of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) was held earlier this afternoon. Members of Board of Trustees and management answered questions of journalists after the presentation of the plan. 
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Presentation of material-technical refurbishment plan of GPB
Publish Time: 2017-07-04 12:05:00
The presentation of 3-stage plan for material-technical refurbishment of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) is being held. The plan outlines how GPB will look like in 2020. 
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Presentation of Broadcaster's plan on technical refurbishment to be held on July 4
Update Time: 2017-07-03 16:41:00
The presentation of Georgian Public Broadcaster's plan on material-technical refurbishment for media representatives will be held.Journalists will have opportunity to receive detailed information about the projects, which is planned to be implemented during 2017-2020 and which aims at introduction of technologies relevant to modern standards in the Public Broadcaster.The presentation will be held at the first studio of the Broadcaster at 11:30, on July 4.On June 29,  the Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) unanimously approved the Broadcaster's long-term material-technical refurbishment plan.
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GPB Board of Trustees has new member
Update Time: 2017-07-01 12:15:00
The Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has a new member. The parliament approved the candidacy of Giorgi Iakobashvili with 84 votes for and 2- against on June 30. Other two candidates Akaki Gigineishvili received 33 votes, Lela Piralishvili - 22. The competition for selection of member of Board of Trustees was announced on May 29. 
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Board of Trustees unanimously approved Broadcaster's material-technical refurbishment plan
Publish Time: 2017-06-29 14:00:00
The Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) unanimously approved the Broadcaster's long-term material-technical refurbishment plan.According tp Vasil Maghlaperidze, the General Director of GPB, a special group is working on technical refurbishment issues and the projects will be implemented in 2017-2020.Maghlaperidze  says that in 2017, about 15-18 million USD will be spent for technical renovation.At the sitting, Teona Mazmishvili, Director of the Production and Technical Maintenance Division, has presented the project plan for 2017-2020. According to Mazmishvili the goal of technical re-equipment is to develop technologies relevant to modern standards.
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National Communications Regulation Commission makes statement about demand of GPB
Publish Time: 2017-06-27 11:36:00
The demand of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) regarding advertising does not contradict to the legislation - the Georgian National Communications Regulation Commission (GNERC) made this statement.According to Kakha Beqauri, Head of the Commission, news are planned for day-time broadcast programming and in limited amount. The changes are prepared by 13 members of the parliamentary majority. The new version clarifies that GPB has to allocate no less than 25% of its products to programs prepared by private legal juridical persons. The GPB retains the right to carry out research on target audience.  The package of amendments will be discussed starting next week in format of extraordinary sessions. 
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GPB management holds meeting with creative groups of the winner programs
Publish Time: 2017-06-26 12:30:00
The management of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) is holding a meeting with the creative groups of the winner programs for the new TV season at the press club. Vasil Maghlaperidze, the General Director of GPB congratulated the winners and noted that the active preparatory works will be started. Maglaperidze promised the authors of the programs to conduct technical refurbishment of the channel and noted that a unified web platform will be established.The contracts with the new programs will be signed in September, and the contracts for the current winner programs will be prolonged. On June 21, the competition commission revealed the best projects within the framework of a competition for selection of new programs to be aired on Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) starting the new broadcast season.  The commission selected 9 projects. The competition for selection of new programs for 2017-2018 broadcast programming was announced on April 3. 
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Three candidates presented for post of members of GPB Board of Trustees
Publish Time: 2017-06-23 13:36:00
Akaki Gigineishvili, Giorgi Iakobashvili and Lela Piralishvili are presented as candidates for post of members of Board of Trustees at Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The parliament will have to approve one person out of the three candidates. The selection commission listened to the candidates on June 22. Discussions were aired by First Channel of GPB. 
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Competition Commission listened to applicants who wish to become Board of Trustees member
Publish Time: 2017-06-22 18:19:00
The Competition Commission has listened to applicants who wish to become member of Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). Five applicants submitted an application for the open competition. They are: Film Director Davit Tsintsadze, Business Engineer Giorgi Iakobashvili, lawyer Akaki Gigineishvili, journalist Ia Mamaladze, director of TV and film Mikheil Mrevlishvili, physicist Lela Piralishvili and Orientalist Paata Surguladze.The deadline for submission of application expired on June 13. Tinatin Rukhadze, Director of the National Youth and Children's Palace heads the Commission. Competition Commission has to submit three candidates to the Parliament from which one will be approved by a majority of votes.
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