Media Group Ukraine

Ukraine’s richest man to relinquish control of Media Group Ukraine

Rinat Akhmetov, the richest man in Ukraine, has announced that his investment company SCM will exit Media Group Ukraine in accordance with recent laws in the country to curb the influence of oligarchs. The move, which has been praised by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office, will see Media Group Ukraine hand over its licences for […]

Media Group Ukraine kicks off 2022 with NBCU deal

Media Group Ukraine has announced a multi-year distribution deal with NBCUniversal to boost its content portfolio in the country. The company’s Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Ukraine business has penned a three-year deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution, which will give it exclusive rights to major movies and series on its channels Ukraine, NLO TV and […]

Ukraine’s Volia launches football SVOD service

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has launched a new subscription live and on-demand football service, Volia Football+, on the back of its agreement to secure Champions League football rights in the country. The service allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand coverage of all UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches without advertising, with other content […]

Volia enters premium sports business with Champions League deal

Ukrainian cable operator Volia and Media Group Ukraine have jointly secured rights to Champions League and Europa League football in the country for the next three seasons. The deal is a first for Volia in the premium sports rights market. The company described it as a milestone in the market for premium content in Ukraine. […]

Ukraine launches English-language Twitter feed

Ukrainian free-to-air channel Ukraine has launched an English-language Twitter feed providing breaking news, interviews and other content. The feed will provide links to newcasts, coverage of the conflict in the eastern part of the country, interviews with leading politicians and political analysis. Ukraine, part of Media Group Ukraine, is one of the leading channels.

Divan.TV to expand internationally, suffers court setback

Ukrainian OTT provider Divan.TV is to expand its service internationally this year after reaching financial break-even last year. However, the company suffered a setback in the Ukrainian market last week when a court ruled it was retransmitting content illegally.  The company’s new executive director, Arkadiy Kanyuka, said Divan.TV plans to expand its business internationally, targeting […]

Ukrainian broadcasters in protest against media law plans

Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, today passed only one of four controversial proposals that local media groups had criticised as a potential threat to freedom of expression in the country.  The parliament passed draft bill 1317, which “establishes general criteria for determining audiovisual products which can be a threat to national security of Ukraine, particularly […]

Volia strikes new football channels deal with Media Group Ukraine

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has struck a new agreement with local media company Media Group Ukraine, enabling Volia to continue to carry the latter’s Football 1 and Football 2 channels. The two channels will be available as part of Volia’s Start, Optimal, Optymal HD, Football HD, Volia Power Time and Volia HD packages. The two […]

Ukraine’s OLL.TV re-launches as full-fledged OTT TV service

Ukrainian media company Digital Screens, part of Media Group Ukraine, owner of one of the country’s main terrestrial channels, has re-launched its OLL.TV video streaming service a full-featured digital TV service with over 140 local and international channels and access to a video-on-demand catalogue. OLL.TV launched as a subscription video-on-demand service offering online movies and […]