The Ukrainian politician Taras Kozak has acquired the TV channel Zik for an undisclosed fee.
As a result, he now has three TV channels – 112 Ukraine, Newsone and Zik, which is operated by the Most TV companies and New Communications broadcasting company – in his portfolio.
Commenting on the acquisition, which was completed on June 4 and reported 10 days later by the press service of the media holding Novosti, Kozak said: “The Ukrainian TV viewer is a deeply politicised demanding viewer. A viewer who needs to be treated with great respect. For me, the acquisition of the Zik TV channel is a meaningful and pragmatic step. Information broadcasting in Ukraine today is ahead of many of the world’s major channels in its mobility, audience interest, image. Having acquired Zik, I will be able to build the largest network of information broadcasters, which, in terms of resources, makes them less costly, and at the same time creates their larger capitalisation as an asset. This asset is called th Novosti (News) information media holding. It was for its development and management that I invited one of the country’s strongest media producers, Alexei Semenov”.