Antenna Group Serbia

Antenna Group Serbia

Antenna Group Serbia is part of Antenna Group, better known as ANT1 Group, the largest media company in Greece. It started in 1988 with the radio station ANT1 97.2 FM, founded by Greek-Cypriot shipping magnate and businessman Minos Kyriakou.

Over the years, Kyriakou has built up a media empire whose operations include broadcasting, publishing, Internet services, telecommunications and a record label. ANT1 has also spread its operations abroad to America, Western Europe, Australia and Asia.

ANT1 launched itself into the Balkans, purchasing Bulgaria’s national channel Nova TV in 2001. Since then, its ratings have grown on the back of the reality shows and other entertainment programmes that ANT1 introduced.

Seven years later, the Greek group sold Nova TV to Swedish based Modern Times Group for €620 million, thus securing a crucial line of credit for its distressed core business that experienced fallen ratings in the 2007-2008 season, they said.

The Greek investors obtained a foothold in the Serbian media market when they bought Fox TV, now called Prva TV, in December 2009 and then bought B92 TV and radio, and brought Vice to Serbia.

Key facts

Mother Company

Antenna Group

Business Form

private

Legal Form

LLC

Business Sectors

Media

Ownership

Individual Owner

Media Outlets
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Facts

Media Business

News and entertainment programme and Vice movie productions

Business

International business

Antenna Media Group from Greece with operations in the Balkans, America, Western Europe, Australia and Asia.

General Information

Founding Year

2009

Founder

Theodore Kiryakou

Affiliated Interests Founder

Theodore Kyriakou is a ship owner and a shareholder of a global oil shipping business that can trace its history back over 150 years and has been owned by the Kyriakou family throughout. Further, he is a principal shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Antenna Group.

He also set up and oversees an investment team that manages the financial assets of the Kyriakou family. He holds degrees in International Business and in Physics from Georgetown University, where he graduated cum laude and was awarded the Treado medal for Physics.

Mr. Kyriakou is a member of the Advisory Board of Cambridge University’s Centre for International Business & Management (CIBAM) and a Board Member of Endeavor Greece, a global non-profit organization supported by international business leaders. He sits on the Board of Raine Group, the New York based global merchant bank focused on technology, media and telecommunications. Raine Group manages Raine Partners and Raine Venture Partners, private equity funds focused on entertainment, digital media and sports, where Antenna Group is a cornerstone investor.

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Financial and other data are not provided as Antenna Media Group operates through two companies, Nova Broadcasting and Astonko, and does not exist as a separate legal entity.

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