TV Channel “Ukraine” accuses 1+1 of piracy over Masked Singer knock-off

TV Channel “Ukraine” has accused rival network 1+1 of piracy over its show Maskarad (The Masquerade). The broadcaster, owned by TRBC Ukraine, has said that Maskarad, which was broadcast on October 3, “illegally used the elements of the world-famous format of The Masked Singer.” The Masked Singer is a music game show which first originated […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes long-term deal with 1&1

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has struck an agreement to distribute its TV channels on the recently launched IPTV platform of telecom provider 1&1. ProSiebenSat.1 will distribute its free-to-air and pay TV channels on the 1&1 digital TV service. The agreement covers free channels ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, Sixx, Sat.1 Gold, ProSieben Maxx and Kabel Eins Doku […]

Germany’s 1&1 taps ABOX42 for new IPTV service

German broadband service provider 1&1 has tapped ABOX42 to supply set-tops for a new IPTV service. ABOX42 is supplying its M30-Series set-tops to enable 1&1 to deliver the service, which includes live TV, VOD, catch-up TV, time-shift TV, PVR, HbbTV and video streaming services including Maxdome over multiple networks. ABOX42 technology partner Zattoo is providing […]

Ukraine’s 1+1 secures new broadcasting licence

Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 has been granted a new analogue broadcasting licence, despite fears that could have been forced off air. In a statement to DTVE, a spokesperson for 1+1 confirmed that the National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine had renewed the licence – after 1+1 sounded the alarm at the end of […]

Ukraine Today goes online only to save costs

Ukraine Today, the international news channel set up by commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media Group to counter what it viewed as anti-Ukrainian Russian propaganda following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, has moved to being an online-only service to save costs. 1+1 said that further development of the channel would require a much larger investment and […]

MTG sells Viasat Ukraine to 1+1

Modern Times Group (MTG) has signed an agreement to sell its Ukrainian pay TV operation to local commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media Group, subject to local regulatory approval. In addition to offering various packages of up to 110 channels via satellite, Viasat Ukraine provides the TV content for mobile telecom provider Kyivstar’s OTT TV offering, which […]

Ukraine Today launches LG smart TV app

Ukraine Today, the recently launched international news channel from Ukrainian commercial broadcaster 1+1, has rolled out an app for LG TVs. 1+1 has already launched a Samsung Smart TV app for Ukraine Today and in September released Ukraine Today mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. “Ukraine Today seeks to expand its audience throughout the […]

1+1 International boosts Russian-language content

Ukrainian international channel 1+1 International has upped the amount of Russian-language content in its programming line-up in a move to provide an alternative for Russian-speaking Ukrainians living abroad to what it sees as biased Russian coverage of events in the country. 1+1 International will air Russian-language versions of two key shows, Secret Files and Ukrainian […]

1+1 International extends Polish reach with Orange

Ukrainian broadcaster 1+1’s international channel 1+1 International is now available on Orange Poland’s platform. The deal with Orange give 1+1 International coverage of the entire territory of Poland via IPTV and DTH. Orange TV has about 700,000 subscribers in the country. 1+1 International TV channel is available in Poland via Eutelsat’s Hotbird at 13° East […]

Ukraine Today launches on iOS, Android

Ukraine Today, the international Ukrainian news channel launched by national broadcaster 1+1, is now available via mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.  The apps are available free of charge from the Google Play store and the Apple App store. 1+1 said that Ukraine Today would also soon be available via Samsung, LG and Philips […]