Top Channel is a national commercial television station from Tirana, Albania, founded in 2001 by businessman Dritan Hoxha. A part of Top Media Group, in January 2008 Top Channel was awarded national frequency coverage by making it the third such channel in Albania. Top Channel prides itself for being at the edge of technological innovation. In 2009, it was the first Albanian channel to become available in 16:9 widescreen high-definition television for selected programs. Since September 2003, Top Channel has been present on satellite by broadcasting all over Europe through Digit-Alb, and North America through TV ALB and Shqip TV. The channel is available through IPTV in Europe and North America, and through local cable in Switzerland. Top Channel forms part of Top Media Group together with Top Albania Radio, Top Gold Radio, My Music Radio, daily newspaper Shqip, Shqip Magazine, part of pay TV platform DigitAlb, Top News, VGA Studio, musicAL, and Imperial Cinemas.HistoryTop Channel began experimental broadcasts on 30 July 2001 at the International Center for Culture also known as "the Pyramid" or former mausoleum of Enver Hoxha in Tirana . Since then it has seen a very fast growth and success as it has become preferable by a growing number of people through the qualitative level of broadcasting technology and programs.