The Facebook page of the Free Channel “Ilioni” was created on December 22, 2019 as “ილიონი TV” (Ilioni TV). On November 25, 2020 it was renamed to “თავისუფალი არხი” (Free Channel). On April 25, 2021, the page was once again renamed and has since then been functioning as თავისუფალი არხი „ილიონი“ (Free Channel “Ilioni”).
The page description claims that it is an independent television pursuing a conservative ideology. Ilioni TV also has a YouTube channel, called Kolkhida 81 Ltd, which was created on August 21, 2018.
Ilioni LTD was registered in the public register of Georgia on August 14, 2017. Initially, its director was Malkhaz Pilauri, a member of the political council of the Free Georgia party. As of June 19, 2020, Roini Khijakadze became the director of Ilioni LTD. Khijakadze is also one of the leaders of the Free Georgia party. The list of owners changed too. In 2017, Laura Omanidze was the sole partner and owned 100% of the company’s shares. However, on December 3, 2020, the list of owners changed in the following way: Laura Omanidze (4%), Sophio Kapanadze (28%), Keto Shengelia (32%), and Maia Rokhvadze (36%).
On June 5, 2020, Ilioni LTD received an authorization from the Communications Commission to broadcast on television.
Free Channel “Ilioni” has frequently disseminated COVID-19-related disinformation and manipulation on its page.