MN 25 channel

MN 25 channel (MN 25 суваг) is a commercial television established in 1996. It is ranked among the top ten televisions by audience shares. MN 25 was the first private television in Mongolia which launched its programs in September 1996. The television was founded by "АE and JAAG LLC" owned by Sh. Otgonbileg, Ts. Baldorj, L.Jargalsaikhan, Z.Altai, A.Avirmed, D.Galsanjargal. The channel produces and broadcasts programs 19 hours per day. It has 110 full time employees. It is financed by program sales and advertisement revenues. Intially AE and JAAG LLC shares were distributed among its owners in the following way: Ts. Baldorj and Sh.Otgonbileg owned 25.5 percent each, while L.Jargalsaikhan, Z.Altai, A.Avirmed and D.Galsanjargal owned together 49 percent. (The name of the company consists of initials of its owners.) The company later expanded into Mongol News Group, but there is no information on current distribution of ownership shares. For sure, the following persons (children and family members of previous owners) have shares: B. Nandintushig, D. Tuya, Z. Altai, A. Namuujin, D.G alsanjargal, L. Jargalsaikhan. The daughter of late Ts. Baldorj is now the General director of Mongol News.It is assumed that O. Sodbileg, a member of Parliament and the son of late Sh, Otgonbileg, one of the founders of AE & JAAG LLC, has influence on the company decisions. According to the Income and Assets Statement of MP’s released by the Independent Anti-corruption Agency, O. Sodbileg does not have shares in the Mongol News Group but he is [the sole owner of Ajigana Mongol Media Group](http://www.ikon.mn/n/uw7). However, one of the shareholders of Mongol News, D. Tuya, is the mother of O. Sodbileg. There are also assumptions that the former President of Mongolia N. Bagabandi [might have invested into the Mongol News Group](http://news.gogo.mn/r/105670). The general director of MN 25 Channel, Z.Altai is a journalist by profession. He has been working as the director of the television since 1996. In the years 2008-2012 he was a member of Parliament. His daughter A. Enkhzul is currently the executive director of the MN 25 Channel.

Key facts

Audience Share

2.40%

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

paid

Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

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Media Companies / Groups

Group: Mongol News Group 

Ownership

Ownership Structure

100

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1996

Founder

AE and JAAG LLC: Sh. Otgonbileg; Ts. Baldorj; Z. Altai; А. Avirmed; L. Jargalsaikhan; D. Galsanjargal;

Affiliated Interests Founder

Sh. Otgonbileg, member of Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) and former director of Erdenet copper mine. He died in 2001 in an accident. After Otgonbileg’s death his wife D.Tuya, also member of the MPP competed in the parliamentary elections. She was MP and Minister of Health in 2004-2008. Otgonbileg’s son is currently MP and member of the Board of the MPP. (http://vip76.mn/u/68?page=history)
Ts. Baldorj, journalist and founder of Unoodor newspaper and Mongol News group, died in 2007.
Z. Altai, journalist and former MP.
А. Avirmed, journalist, died in 2010. His daughter A. Namuujin is currently a shareholder of MN25 Channel (http://www.apabt.mn/content/29868/.htm)
L. Jargalsaikhan, journalist
D. Galsanjargal, journalist

Ceo

General director, Mongolia News Group, B. Nandintushig; General director MN 25Channel Z. Altai; Executive Director: A. Enkhzu;

Editor-In-Chief

Z. Altai

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Z. Altai has been working as the director of the television since 1996. In the years 2008-2012 he was a member of Parliament. His daughter A. Enkhzul is currently the executive director of the MN 25 Channel

Other Important People

O. Sodbileg; N. Bagabandi, fomer President of Mongolia;

Affiliated Interests other important people

It is assumed that O. Sodbileg, a member of Parliament and the son of late Sh, Otgonbileg, one of the founders of AE & JAAG LLC, has influence on the company decisions.
According to the Income and Assets Statement of MP’s released by the Independent Anti-corruption Agency, O. Sodbileg does not have shares in the Mongol News Group but he is [the sole owner of Ajigana Mongol Media Group](http://www.ikon.mn/n/uw7). However, one of the shareholders of Mongol News, D. Tuya, is the mother of O. Sodbileg.
There are also assumptions that the former President of Mongolia N. Bagabandi [might have invested into the Mongol News Group](http://news.gogo.mn/r/105670).

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

Only information regarding the Unoodor newspaper was completed in MOM survey. No information of the group was provided. MOM team made 4 phone inquiries. Information has been collected from open sources.

Sources Media Profile

Mongolian Media Today, Press Institute of Mongolia, 2016, Document ID-1;
Maxima LLC, TV Ratings 2016, Document ID-2;
http://www.tv25.mn/tv/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%86%D1%83%D1%83%D0%BB%D0%B3%D0%B0/ ;
http://mongolnews.mn/ ;
http://tsagtur.mn/%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8B%D0%BD-%D1%85%D1%8D%D0%B2%D0%BB%D1%8D%D0%BB-%D0%BC%D1%8D%D0%B4%D1%8D%D1%8D%D0%BB%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B9%D0%BD-%D1%8D%D0%B7%D1%8D%D0%BC%D1%88%D0%B8%D0%BB-%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B7/ ;
http://www.ikon.mn/n/uw7 ;
http://news.gogo.mn/r/105670 ;
http://archive.olloo.mn/m/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=49258 ;
http://www.crc.gov.mn/k/U/5H ;
http://crc.gov.mn/k/4x/5y ;
https://mn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%B9%D0%BD_%D0%90%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B9 ;
http://vip76.mn/u/68?page=history ;
http://www.apabt.mn/content/29868/.ht ;

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