CBC “Alfa”

CBC “Alfa”

Commercial Broadcasting Company "Alfa" (TRD Alfa) operates "Alfa" Television, which broadcasts general format programming with a national license. It is fully owned by the company "Alfa Skop", which, in turn, is owned by four other companies - "CHS Invest" (57 percent), "Makosped" (17 percent), "Tehnometal Vardar" (15 percent) and "Evropa" (11 percent). The company "Alfa Skop'' and its majority owner "CHS Invest" have no visible activities in other professional fields, while the minority shareholders are active in shipping ("Makosped"), confectionery industry ("Evropa"), and "Tehnometal Vardar" was a trading company, which is now in bankruptcy. "CHS Invest" is dominantly owned by Hungarian citizen Peter Schatz, who worked in the media business in Hungary and Slovenia. There is no information that the minority shareholders had previous cooperation with Peter Schatz or with the previous owner of "CHS Invest", the Serbian businessman Veselin Jevrosimovic. They entered the television company as partners of the Macedonian businessman Sterjo Nakov, who had the dominant share from 2008 to 2012, but remained in the ownership structure even though the majority package changed owners twice.

Key facts

Mother Company

Alfa Skop

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Limited liability company

Business Sectors

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Ownership

Individual Owner

56.4%

Makosped

Makosped is a joint-stock company for international shipping. The largest number of shares in the company is held by the Trading Company for wholesale and retail trade MEPKOM, whose owners are Koco and Marika Mocan and AD North Macedonia lottery.

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General Information

Founding Year

2008

Affiliated Interests Founder

Sterjo Nakov, Alfa Skop

At the time of the establishment of Alfa Television, its founding company Alfa Skop was owned by four companies, of which Fersped had a majority stake of 57 percent of shares, while the rest of the shares were distributed among Fersped (17%), Evropa (11%) and Tehnometal Vardar (15%). The majority owner of AD Fershped was the businessman Sterjo Nakov, who is also considered as the founder of the television. Nakov was one of the country's most powerful businessmen in the 1990s and early 2000s, and was involved in shipping, winemaking, hospitality and other businesses.

Employees

102

Contact

Address: Kacanicki pat, Vizbegovo BB, 1000 Skopje

е-mail: alfatv@alfa.mk

phone: +389922600370

website: www.alfa.mk

Tax/ ID Number

6423957

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

2.09 Mln $ / 122.64 Mln. MKD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

6.987 $ / 409.465 MKD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

627.817 $ / 36.79 Mln. MKD (30%)

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

The ownership structure and the financial reports are based on data recived from Central registry of the Republic of North Macedonia. The documents were received on 28.06.2023 based on a government decision from 2017 for free access for investigative journalists. The financial information is for 2022. For the calculation of the amounts in US dollars, the average exchange rate for 2022 from the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia was used.

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