Ukraine Today

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 […]

Ukraine Today launches in the Netherlands and Belgium

English-language news channel Ukraine Today is now available in the Netherlands and Belgium, with an Austria launch to follow “within a month.” In the Netherlands the channel is available through operator CanalDigitaal, while in Belgium viewers can access it through TV Vlaanderen and TeleSat. “Ukraine Today is putting a huge effort into providing European audiences […]

Ukraine Today launches in Germany, plans Russian-language version

Ukrainian international channel Ukraine Today has begun broadcasting in Germany on the Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia cable network. The channel is currently available in English. In Germany it will broadcast 24-hours a day and will be included in Unitymedia’s basic package. Ukraine Today is also working on the launch of a Russian-language version of the channel, […]

Ukraine Today to launch in Spain

Ukrainian news channel Ukraine Today has launched in Spain on the Ono cable network owned by Vodafone.  The deal gives the international channel access to two million homes in the country. Ukraine Today currently broadcasts via the Eutelsat Hotbird satellite position, which reaches 30-40 million households in Europe, Middle East and South Africa. Tetyana Pushnova, […]

Hackers target Ukraine Today

Hackers have taken down the website of the Ukraine Today news channel. The channel said yesterday that its site had come under a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) targeting its host servers in Ukraine. The result, Ukraine Today said, was that its site unavailable in several international territories. The news channel noted it and […]

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 […]

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 […]

1+1 accuses Russia of sabotaging new Ukrainian channel

Ukrainian free-to-air broadcaster 1+1 has accused Russia of attempting to discredit its fledgling international news channel. Ukraine Today, stylised in the same way as state-backed Russian news channel Russia Today, launched last week. Over the weekend, 1+1 said that fake Ukraine Today Facebook pages and YouTube accounts, using the new channel’s branding, had appeared. The […]

Ukraine Today from 1+1 launches

Ukrainian commercial broadcaster 1+1 has launched its planned international news channel Ukraine Today. The English-language channel is currently broadcast via the Eutelsat Hotbird satellite position at 13° East, and is also available on the web. 1+1 plans to launch versions in Russian and German soon. The new channel will focus on Ukraine and neighbouring eastern […]

Ukraine’s 1+1 prepares international news channel

Ukrainian free-to-air broadcaster 1+1 is testing Ukraine Today, a new international news channel ahead of launching it on free-to-air satellite at the end of next month. At launch the channel will be programmed in English, but 1+1 said there are plans to add a Russian-language version “in the course of time”. 1+1 has led calls […]