1+1 and Paramount Global launch Nickelodeon channel in Ukraine

Ukrainian broadcaster 1+1 and Paramount Global have joined forces to launch the kids and family-friendly-centered Nickelodeon channel in Ukraine. Launching from 1 June, the channel will be available on a number of platforms with localised content including a Ukrainian track, including OTT, Viasat satellite packages and cable networks. Viewers will have access to shows and programmes […]

1+1 media hires Ivan Bukreev to lead content management

Ivan Bukreev joins 1+1 media to head the group’s content management department, a newly created unit aimed at ensuring the group’s leading position as a content mediator in Ukraine. With over 20 years of experience, Bukreev returns to the media group where for five years he worked at 1+1 TV channel and was the head […]

Ukraine’s 1+1 launches Comedy Central channel

Ukrainian broadcaster 1+1 media is set to launch the channel Comedy Central in the region, replacing Paramount Comedy. Comedy Central will be available via OTT-platforms, packages of the satellite communication operator Viasat and cable broadcast. Owned by Paramount, Comedy Central delivers comedy content across series and TV specials. It reaches around 300 million households in […]

Tele Columbus in wholesale deal with 1&1 Germany

German cable operator Tele Columbus has struck a new wholesale deal with alternative broadband provider 1&1 whereby the latter will have access to all home connected by Tele Columbus to market its services. Tele Columbus said the long-term partnership would ensure that it achieves higher network utilisation than previously. 1&1 services will be accessible over […]

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 […]