EBU concerned about savage budget cuts for Ukrainian pubcaster

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has expressed concern about the underfunding of Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC next year. According to the EBU, the Ukrainian 2018 state budget envisages providing only about half of the budget previously defined by the country’s law on public television and radio broadcasting. The law envisages funding of 0.2 % of […]

EBU despatches mission to help Ukraine deliver PSB plan

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) partnership programme has created a taskforce to help Ukraine manage the merger of state national TV and radio companies into a single public service broadcaster. Senior EBU consultant and former vice-president Boris Bergant and head of member relations David Lewis have addressed a workshop in Kyiv, with the support of the […]

Ukraine moves ahead with public broadcaster plan

Ukraine is moving ahead with plans to merge National Television of Ukraine (NTU) and National Radio Company of Ukraine (NRCU) into a single public broadcaster, prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has confirmed. Addessing a conference sponsored by Canada and organised by the EBU, the Council of Europe and NTU, Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine had “a huge […]

New chief for Ukrainian state TV

The Ukrainian government has named Zurab Alasania as the new director-general of state broadcaster the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU). Alasania, originally from Kharkiv, worked as a current affairs journalist before co-founding the Objective Media Group in 2000. He served as director of the Kharkiv Regional State Television and Radio Company between 2002-10, and […]