Vizion Plus

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Vizion Plus
Vizion+.png
Launched 1999
Owned by Media Vizion sh.a.
Picture format 576i (SDTV 4:3)
Country  Albania
Language Albanian
Website vizionplus.tv
Availability
Terrestrial
Albania Analog/digital
Satellite
Eutelsat 16A (16.0°E) 11427 - V - 27500 - 5/6
Cable
Tring Digital (Albania) 1

Vizion Plus is a satellite frequency, private television station founded in 1999 in Tirana, Albania, part of Edil-Al construction group and WAZ-Mediengruppe. Besides being found terrestrially throughout Albania, the station can be found in Europe through Tring Digital, North America on IPTV and around the world through its website's stream. At the end of 2007, the station unsuccessfully tried to obtain the third national coverage TV license in Albania. In 2002, it ranked sixth with 3.4% audience share. Latest opinion polls, have listed it as one of the favorite television channels of Albanians, on main top 3 TV channels in the Albanian Market.

Programs[edit]

Vizion Plus bought the rights to Zonë e Lirë, 2007-2011 considered as the highest rated talk show hosted by a former news editor, Arjan Çani. The channel collaborates with the most famous film studios, Sony Pictures Universal & Paramount Picture and has successfully fulfilled in the quality of media partner such activities as the editions of Miss Albania 2006, 2007 and 2008, Albanian Clip Nights, Miss Globe 2008, Editions of Shkodra Jazz Festival, Jazz Fest Tirana, the 5th edition of the Microphone Festival of Arts and editions of Cult Awards Academy. Recently, in collaboration with Tring Digital, Vizion Plus successfully bought the rights of the first Albanian edition of Dancing with the Stars and improvised comedy show Apartmenti 2XL. These two shows marked record audience.

Awards and Controversies[edit]

Vizion Plus has won the following awards: First Prize at International Festival "Orsini" for best documentary film, the Award "Cult 2005" for the documentary cycle "Tunnel" and 5 awards given by the Academy of Radio and TV Annual Evaluation. Mero Baze, the anchor of investigative show Faktori Plus was assaulted by a businessman at a Tirana restaurant. In 2010, Baze's show was ordered to close down.


Programs[edit]

Nationally created shows currently broadcast by Vizion Plus (as of May 2010)[edit]

Original name Format Origin
Familja game show Albania
Përrallë me Piratë game show Albania
Mos u Nxeh game show Albania
Histori Dashurie talk show Albania
Zip morning show Albania
Faktori Plus current affairs Albania
Ora 5pm talk show Albania
By Pass Show criticizing and problem-raising show Albania
Chic Plus arts and entertainment magazine Albania
Dancing with the Stars Albania variety show Albania
Daily Dancing daily show of DWS Albania
Sketch Show (Albania) comedy Albania
Inside investigative Albania
Zonë e Ndaluar documentary Albania
Dita Ime talk show Albania
Mos e Beso po Deshe reality show Albania
Debat nga Alfred Peza current affairs Albania
Vizioni i Pasdites talk show Albania
Next entertaining show Albania
Debat Plus current affairs Albania
Apartamenti 2XL comedy Albania

Internationally created shows broadcast by Vizion Plus (as of July 2009)[edit]

Original name Albanian translation Origin
King of Queens Mbreti i Kuins United States
Dawson's Creek Përroi i Dousonit United States
Palabra de Mujer Fjale Gruaje Mexico
Las Tontas No Van al Cielo Mendjelehtat Nuk Shkojne Ne Parajse Mexico
Sturm der Liebe Stuhi Dashurie Germany
Winx Club Winx Club Italy
Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Kirbi United States
Fear Factor Fear Factor United States
Oh Baby Oh Baby United States
Querida Enemiga E dashur Armike Mexico
La Usurpadora Paulina Mexico
Cuidado con el angel Kujdes nga Engjelli Mexico
Rebelde Rrebelet Mexico
Corazón Salvaje Zemer e Eger Mexico
Ghost Whisperer Pëshpërima e Shpirtit United States
Revolution Revolucioni United States
Valley of the Wolves Lugina e Ujqerve Turkey
Karadayı Karadai Turkey
The FBI Files FBI Files United States
Devious Maids Shebyese te Djallezuara United States
Soy tu dueña Grua e Hekurt Mexico
Teresa Tereza Mexico
Triunfo del amor Triumfi i Dashurisë Mexico
La Fuerza del Destino Forca e Fatit Mexico
Dos Hogares Jetë e Dyfishtë Mexico
La que no podía amar Gruaja që Nuk Donte te Dashuronte Mexico
Amores Verdaderos Dashuri të Vërteta Mexico
La Tempestad Stuhia Mexico