Dritan Hoxha

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Dritan Hoxha
BornDritan Hoxha
(1968-09-20)20 September 1968
Kukes, Albania
Died23 May 2008(2008-05-23) (aged 39)
Tirana, Albania
OccupationAlbanian businessman
Founder of Top Channel and DigitAlb
Years active1993-2008
Spouse(s)Vjollca Hoxha

Dritan Hoxha (20 September 1968 – 23 May 2008) was an Albanian businessman. He was the founder of Top Media, Albania's largest media company.

Hoxha, who started his business career as a coffee importer with the Lori Caffe, founded Top Media in 1998. Firstly he founded the biggest Albanian radio station "Top Albania Radio". Along with Top Media he also founded the digital platform "DigitAlb" and the newspaper "Shqip". In 2008 DigitAlb became the first European Platform with 6 High Definition Channels and the second in world. This was a big achievement for Albania. He clashed with Prime Minister Sali Berisha over satellite broadcasting rights. Berisha fined Hoxha's group 13 million euros but they later reached a compromise.[1] During this time he also faced accusations of tax evasion which he denied.

Death[edit]

Hoxha died on the morning of 23 May 2008 at about 02:00 in Tirana when he crashed his Ferrari 599 into a tree near Top Media Headquarters. [2] He died on the way to Tirana Military Hospital.

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