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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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Best projects for new season on GPB revealed
Publish Time: 2017-06-21 18:04:00
The competition commission today 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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Legal Affairs Committee considering changes to Law on Broadcasting
Update Time: 2017-06-20 18:10:00
The parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee is considering changes to be made into Law on Broadcasting. Initiation of the project is planned for this week. Based on the project, authorities and duties of Board of Trustees and General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will be separated. Changes will apply to purchasing. The law will not apply to purchase of TV-series and non-thematic production. Changes will also refer to commercial advertising and sponsorship. Reportedly, the proposed changes are welcomed by European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Non-governmental organizations are attending the discussions. 
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Chairman of GPB Board of Trustees presents 2016 report in Parliament
Update Time: 2017-06-16 20:30:00
Grigol Gogelia, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has presented the 2016 report at the plenary session of the parliament. The report is focused on existing problems in the broadcaster and ways of solving them as well as the plans for establishing the integrated multimedia newsroom.An important part of the report is dedicated to the distribution of funds. The meeting was held in Q/A format. Questions were related to the closure of the programs as well.
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Changes expected in Rustavi 2 TV Company’s management
Publish Time: 2017-06-09 20:05:00
Changes are expected in the management of Rustavi 2 TV Company. Based on unofficial information, Nika Gvaramia, General Director of Rustavi 2 has quit post. Feasible changes are said to be linked with financial problems facing the TV Company. One part of the employees said good-bye to Gvaramia through social network on June 8. Gia Karamanashvili, owner of Rustavi 2 is named as a presumable person who will replace Gvaramia on the position. Karamanashvili held a special meeting with employees and journalists this afternoon. Gvaramia keeps silent about his resignation. Rustavi 2 Deputy Director General and anchor Zaal Udumashvili may also quit. He has already received a proposal to run for post of Tbilisi Mayor in the forthcoming local self-governance elections on behalf of National Movement Party. The National Movement Party will present its mayoral candidate next week.  Udumashvili reported that he had not made any decision yet.
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Special sitting at Rustavi 2
Publish Time: 2017-06-09 16:05:00
A special meeting is being held at Rustavi 2 TV Company with participation of employees, journalists and management. Has Nika Gvaramia, General Director of Rustavi 2 TV Company resigned from post? One part of employees said good-bye to Gvaramia through social network on June 8. However, the information is not officially confirmed yet. Rustavi 2 Deputy Director General and anchor Zaal Udumashvili has accepted the proposal to run for Tbilisi Mayor Elections on behalf of National Movement Party. The party will present Udumashvili as the candidate next week. But later Zaal Udumashvili himself reported that he has not made any decision yet.
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Changes in Rustavi 2 TV Company
Update Time: 2017-06-09 12:09:00
Has Nika Gvaramia, General Director of Rustavi 2 TV Company resigned from post? One part of employees said good-bye to Gvaramia through social network on June 8.  Rustavi 2 Deputy Director General and anchor Zaal Udumashvili has accepted the proposal to run for Tbilisi Mayor Elections on behalf of National Movement Party. The party will present Udumashvili as the candidate next week. But later Zaal Udumashvili himself reported that he has not made any decision yet.
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Group for protection of Georgian land to be allocated air-time on GPB
Update Time: 2017-06-06 18:23:00
The Group for protection of Georgian land will be allocated air-time at Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The exact time and program are not decided yet. The group held a protest at GPB earlier this afternoon and this is the result of the meeting with GPB Director General Vasil Maghlaperidze. Maghlaperidze said that GPB covers all important issues and journalists make decisions about coverage format independently. 
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GPB pavilion at Rustaveli Avenue
Publish Time: 2017-05-26 09:46:00
The pavilion of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) is presented at Rustaveli Avenue. “What united us –This is Public Broadcaster” – various programs will be aired live. Any interested person will have the opportunity to participate in live coverage. At the initiative of GPB, the first vides record of "Knight in the Panther’s Skin” a poem by Shota Rustaveli will be made for publication of a video book. 
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Chairman of GPB Board of Trustees presents 2016 report in Education and Science Committee
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 16:13:00
Grigol Gogelia, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) presented the 2016 report in the Georgian Parliamentary Committee of Education and Science. Grigol Gogelia talked about planned changes, including the concept of integrated newsroom.Chairman of Board of Trustees made main focus on Law on Broadcasting and noted that changes should be made in different directions.The questions of MPs referred to budget expenditure and reporting current developments in the country.
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