The most popular programs on Vizion Plus are the two satirical shows called 2XL and Al Pazar. They also run some reality shows, the most well-known being “Dancing with the Stars Albania”. They have the right to transmit UEFA Champions League football matches. They also broadcast soap-operas and several political and economic talk-shows.
Since its foundation, Media Vizion has changed shareholders several times, although the Dulaku brothers have always had a presence in the company, being as minority or majority shareholders. In 2012 all other shareholders sold their stakes in the company Media Vizion and now it is owned solely by the Dulaku brothers.
Lately, Vizion Plus hired Sokol Balla, former news director and political talk show host at Top Channel TV as executive director. Balla will host also a talk show on Vizion Plus called Real Story.
5.56% Telemetrix / 10.15% Abacus
Media Companies / Groups
Edil Al Group
Vizion Plus in under the ownership of the company Media Vizion, which since 2012 is owned by the three Dulaku brothers, each of them has 33 % of shares in the company.
The three brothers have equal shares and voting right in the company.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Dulaku Brothers – brothers Genci, Artan and Adrian Dulaku are the three shareholders of the company Media Vizion, which owns Vizion Plus TV. Each of them controls one-third of the company.
Brothers Artan and Genci Dulaku entered the media market in the late 1990s, as co-founders of a television station known as Gjeli Vizion.
Agim Buxheli – in 2000, the two brothers, Artan and Genci, founded together with Agim Buxheli the company Media Vizion, which owned Gjeli Vizion. Buxheli left the company and the TV station was rebranded as Vizion Plus.
After Buxheli left the company, the third Dulaku brother, Adrian, also became a shareholder in the company. The three brothers also own a string of construction and real estate development businesses, satellite transmissions, an internet provider and shopping malls. Their wives were founders and owners of the digital pay-per-view platform Tring. In 2016 they sold 80% of its shares. The family owns also other businesses linked to the media.
Because of their involvement in the construction business, the founders of Vizion Plus, have been perceived as being close to the municipality of Tirana, due to the role the mayors have in issuing building permits.
In 2016 the owners of Vizion Plus were accused of censoring one of their investigative shows that was due to broadcast a critical story on the treatment of waste in the municipality of Tirana. The report accused mayor Erion Veliaj of abuse of office. Between 2010-2012, when Media Holdings Beteiligungs AG and OST Holding GmbH held a majority stake in Media Vizion, the company was also accused of censoring some shows that were critical at the right-wing government at the time. The company denied both accusations.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Genci Dulaku is – the CEO of Media Vizion, a position that he has held since 2001. Between 2008 and 2012, when majority stakeholders in the company were first OST Holding GmbH and Spot AG, and later Media Holdings Beteiligungs AG, Genci Dulaku was co-administrator of the company together with Gerond Mesareja. Today he owns one-third of Media Vizion and his two brothers own two-thirds. In October 2016, Dulaku was accused of censoring the investigative show ‘Publicus’ on Vizion Plus, due to a critical report on Tirana mayor Erjon Veliaj. Dulaku vehemently denied the allegation that the show was not aired due to critical nature of the report.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Arban Hasani – is the managing editor of Vizion Plus. He has held this position for nearly a decade with a break between 2010 and 2012, when his departure was perceived as an attempt by the right-wing government of former Prime Minister Sali Berisha to exert pressure on the company. Hasani is an editor with more than two decades of experience in print and television.
Affiliated Interests other important people
Holta Dulaku – the wife of Artan Dulaku, is a producer for a number of shows on Vizion Plus. Together with Ritvana Dulaku and Melina Dulaku – wives of Adrian and Genci Dulaku, she is involved in the management of Tring TV and some other family companies.
Agron Llakaj, Agim Bajko and Julian Deda – are three comedians and hosts of some of the most important shows on Vizion Plus TV.
Journalist and hip pop singer Turjan Hyskaj – is the TV host with the longest career on Vizion Plus.
Journalist Rudina Xhunga – hosted the political talk show ‘Shqip,’ but left lately as Media Vizion hired the former news director of Top Channel, Sokol Balla.
Media Vizion sh.a., Rr. Don Bosco, Nr.5 Tirana
Tel: +355 4 2 404 268
Revenue (in Mill. $)
3.67 Mio. $ / 470 Mio. Lek
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
0.03 Mio. $ / 3.4 Mio. Lek
Advertising (in % of total funding)
The ownership structure and financial statement are publicly available on the Albanian National Business Registry. The financial data provided are for 2016. The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2016 was used to convert the amounts into USD. For the purpose of evaluating weight of assets and revenues of this company in the media market, MOM have calculated the value of assets, revenues and profits of 8 TV companies/groups with free-to-air outlets. The companies included in the calculation are as follows: Top Channel, Klan, Media Vizion, Multiscreen, Focus Media News, ABC News, Ora News and Scan. This calculation does not include the pay-per-view distributors DigitAlb, Tring TV and the Public Broadcaster RTSH. Audience share for Top TV stations was provided by Abacus Research and Telemetrix for 2017, the data are conflicting that’s why both audience shares are presented.