Rustavi 2 is the private television broadcaster in Georgia. The television company covers about 85% of the whole population of the country. Beyond the limits of Georgia it is broadcasted in the Western part of Russia, Europe and in the Middle East. The television company was founded in 1994 and supported the opposition authorities during the service of Eduard Shevarnadze. The Government of Shevarnadze tried to close the television company several times, though the support of people always helped.