Georgia - Maestro TV Live

On July 2, Maestro TV reported that one of its co-owners and financial backer Maka Asatiani is planning significant investments to further develop the channel. The TV channel is available through some cable providers, mainly in Tbilisi and via satellite.

Earlier in the month, Maestro TV said it plans to launch a "Maestro in Every Family" campaign to "distribute" satellite dishes to households in the province as part of efforts to increase its reach.

The satellite dishes were seized as part of an investigation into a vote-buying scheme allegedly run by Bidzina Ivanishvili, for which the billionaire opposition politician was fined ₾63.1 million. However, Maestro TV CEO Bacho Kikabidze denied any connection to Ivanishvili-affiliated companies or politics and called the prosecutor general's statement "absurd."

Maestro TV co-owner Mamuka Glonti also said that the satellite dishes were supposed to be sold, not given away for free, so they could not participate in the vote-buying process.

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