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MP Kniazhytskyi tells how Espreso was born in Maidan's first days

24 November, 2023 Friday
13:48

On Espreso's birthday, Ukrainian MP Mykola Kniazhytskyi recalls how it all started

He spoke about this on the Espreso TV channel.

"In order for the channel to start working, we had to buy equipment and build studios. It was a lot of organizational work that lasted six months before the first broadcast. We had to find a satellite and get a license. When the Ukrainian license was denied, we had to get a Latvian one. We wanted to go on the air on the first day of the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU, which was a significant event for us. But it so happened that Yanukovych and Azarov refused to do so, and we had to go on the air in the first days of Maidan," said Kniazhytskyi.

The MP recalled how he went into the Trade Union Building and switched the signal from advertising to the Espreso TV channel. Not only people on the Maidan, but also citizens in many countries saw the Espreso signal.

"Espreso was broadcast by BBC, CNN, and many other media. I remember running up the burning stairs to the top floor of the Trade Union Building, because Espreso journalists were filming everything that was happening on the Maidan. I remember the people who came from all over Ukraine," emphasized Kniazhytskyi.

The MP added that Espreso TV channel became the voice of Maidan, which determined its future.

"Today, Espreso is on the list of media that can be trusted. Espreso has become a window to Ukraine for many foreigners. Espreso has high ratings and is the most popular news channel according to Nielsen's measurements. In all key areas, Espreso is always ahead. It is very important that Espreso is not a party channel and has democratic values," emphasized Kniazhytskyi.

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