New TV channel ‘Canal PIK’!
27 January, 2011

On January 24, Press Conference of Canal PIK - Perviy Informatsionniy Kavkazsky (First Caucasian News) - timed to its going on the air that was scheduled for January 25, took place at the Europe House.
During the press-conference the management of TV Company presented its vision, plans and development prospects.
Canal PIK is a unique media project in the history of the Caucasus. 
An informational, educational and entertainment channel – Canal PIK - will broadcast 6 hours a day (18.00

– 00.00  Moscow time) in Russian language from Tbilisi (Georgia) and cover the territory of South and North Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Turkey and Iran.
Canal PIK will be transmitted by satellite and it has a wide range of objectives. The channel is not going to fight propaganda with propaganda and it is not going to shun controversy.
“We want to be the channel to watch if you really want to know what is happening in the Caucasus. To those who doubt us we have a simple reply: First watch and then make your judgment,” says Robert Parsons, Director General of Canal PIK
Canal PIK aims to transform the regional media environment through a combination of fast, accurate and honest news, innovative web journalism and 4 hours of daily programming that will feature the best of Caucasian culture and shall highlight the daily grit of life in the region.
Canal PIK will provide fast and comprehensive information on developments throughout the world and will have its own network of correspondents in Baku, Yerevan, Moscow, Kiev, Makhachkala, Ankara, Brussels, Washington, Vladikavkaz and Tehran.
The channel is managed by a private Company ‘Key-1’ LLC, founded by Robert Parsons and Ekaterine Kotrikadze.
The Board of Governors of the Georgian Public Broadcaster agreed in July 2010 to transfer management of the new channel to ‘K-1’ with the aim of improving its flexibility and efficiency and enhancing its market appeal.

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