Alternativna televizija

ATV is a private company owned by K-2 Audio Service and Infinity Media, both of which are owned by Đorđe Đurić. This company operates Alternativna Televizija, Radio A, and the ATVbl.rs online media outlet.

Alternativna Televizija (ATV) first aired in 1997. The commercial television station, based in Banja Luka currently employs around 160 people.

In 2022, the United States imposed sanctions on ATV due to its connection with Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik, allegations which the company denied. The US Department of Treasury asserted that ATV is owned by a company closely linked to the Dodik family and that Dodik himself exerts personal control over ATV behind the scenes.

“Dodik acquired ATV to deliberately and expressly further his own agenda, which includes his efforts to denigrate other political figures, burnish his public image, and advance his own personal and political goals,” Department of Treasury said in statement.

The statement also indicated that Dodik has granted ATV-related contracts directly to members of his family and that he has substantially increased funding for ATV in recent years, engaging in malign propagandic media campaigns through the company.

Key facts

Mother Company

Infinity Media d.o.o.

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Limited Liability Company

Ownership

Individual Owner

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Radio Outlets

Radio A

Other Online Outlets

https://www.atvbl.rs/

Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1997

Affiliated Interests Founder

Zoran Popović

one of the founders of Alternativna televizija. There is no publicly available biography.

Employees

160

Contact

Adress: Gundulićeva 33, Banja Luka 78000

Tel: +387 51 302 022

Website: www.atvbl.rs

Tax/ ID Number

4400946870008

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

2.07 mln USD / 3.58 mln BAM

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

-2.56 mln USD / -4.42 mln BAM

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing data

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Meta Data

Alternativna Televizija did not respond to the questionnaire sent in August 2023 nor the subsequent reminder. In a brief communication, they stated that the ownership of all companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina is sufficiently transparent and they did not feel it necessary to explain their ownership structure.
Financial data for Alternativna Televizija pertaining to the year 2021 was provided upon request by the Agency for Intermediary, IT and Financial Services. Amounts were converted into USD based on the Central Bank's average exchange rate for December 31, 2021. The ownership data was obtained through a FOI request to the responsible court in a hard copy in July 2023. The number of employees is taken from the ATV's website.

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