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Sot News LLC

Sot News LLC

“Sot News” is an Albanian Limited Liability Company founded by the construction businessman Arjan Prodani in September 2003. “Sot News” LLC followed the footsteps of its predecessor company Sot+ LLC. Both companies have published since 2003 the newspaper Sot and its online web-page Apart from its informative daily, Sot News published also the commercial classifieds newspaper “Kerko dhe Gjen”. The newspaper Sot News describes its online portal as a news agency. The newspaper focuses mainly on political coverage, current affairs and historical dossier. The online website translates also coverage of the region, world and gossip from foreign media outlets.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Limited Liability Company

Business Sectors

Publishing; Publishing house; Construction; Trade.


Individual Owner

Arjan Prodani

Arjan Prodani is a businessman and the owner of the daily newspaper ‘Sot News’. Prodani entered the construction business in 1996, when together with his brother he founded the company Prodani Construction LLC. In October 2002, he founded the media company Sot+, and published the newspapers ‘Sot’ and ‘Kerko dhe Gjen’ – together with four other shareholders. A year later he consolidated ownership in the company and bought 91% of shares. Prodani also owns the design and print company Classic Print and the import export company Red & Black. In 2003 he founded as the sole owner the company Sot News LLC, which today publishes the daily newspaper ‘Sot News’, in print and its online version.

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Kerko dhe gjej

Other Online Outlets


Media Business


Sot News (100%)

Publishing house

Classic Print (100%)



Prodani Construction (75%)


Red& Black (100%)

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Arjan Prodani, Shkelqim Prodani, Arben Meçe, Sokol Kosova and Martin Leka – Gazeta Sot was founded in October 2002, as part of the company Sot+, with owners Arjan Prodani 30%, Shkelqim Prodani 26%, Sokol Kosova 20%, Arben Meçe 10%, Martin Leka 9%. A year later Arjan Prodani bought the shares of Shkelqim Prodani, Arben Mece and Sokol Kosova, controlling 91% of the company.


Missing Data


Bulevardi Zhan Dark, Rruga Sitki Çiço, Tirana

Tel: +355 2382 020


Tax/ ID Number


Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

0.20 Mio. $ / 25.81 Mio. Lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0.00 Mio. $ / 0.33 Mio. Lek

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data


Other Influential People

Anila Dodaj – is the editor in chief of Sot news daily newspaper.

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 financial statement of Sot News LLC 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. See sources for more.

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