Euronews Georgia has officially started broadcasting in the country’s official language.
Euronews Georgia, which is owned by Silknet, announced a soft launch last May and has since been airing Euronews’ English language edition. The news channel based in Tbilisi will offer viewers morning, afternoon and evening news shows 24 hours a day in Georgian. Euronews Georgia will provide local, regional and international news to its audiences.
Commenting on the development, Euronews CEO Michael Peters said: “I am delighted to see Euronews Georgia start broadcasting in Georgian. I am immensely proud of the way Euronews and the teams at Silknet and Euronews Georgia have worked together to roll out a 24/7 channel in just one year, despite the challenging circumstances linked to the Covid-19 crisis. For the last 27 years, Euronews has operated as a respected and trusted independent media, delivering impartial news to millions of people across the world. I am confident that Euronews Georgia will uphold the same quality and the same level of impartiality as Euronews”.
George Ramishvilli, chairman of Silknet’s supervisory board, added: “I think it is very important, that during this challenging time, when the whole world is facing the pandemic, we managed to keep our promise and ensured the launch of Euronews Georgia on time, as it was planned. I am sure that it will be useful for society. I’d like to congratulate Euronews Georgia’s team for the successful start and wish them success”.
Jano Zhvania, Euronews Georgia CEO, said: “We have put together a team of experienced professionals, who share the same values as Euronews Georgia – independence, impartiality and diversity of views. Euronews Georgia’s team is doing its best to build a successful media, which will be an important milestone for Georgia”.