Volia agrees deal to broadast Ukrainian Premier League football

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has agreed a deal with the Ukrainian Premier League to broadcast the matches of 12 professional football clubs playing in the UPL on Volia TV. Subscribers are now able to watch the early matches of the new season of the Ukrainian Premier League on the service. Volia TV will also broadcast […]

Russia’s Russkiy Mir TV targets 155k homes in occupied Ukraine

Russkiy Mir, the satellite TV service set up at the end of last year to deliver Russian-approved TV channels to the occupied regions of Ukraine, has been given a target of connecting 155,000 homes by the end of this year, according to local reports. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said that installation teams should […]

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 […]

Veon commits to invest US$600m in Ukraine’s Kyivstar

Amsterdam-listed telco holding company Veon has said it will invest US$600 million in Kyivstar, its Ukrainian operation, to fund recovery of infrastructure in the war-ravaged country over the next three years. Veon said that the nvestment will span Kyivstar’s infrastructure projects, ensuring essential connectivity and 4G services throughout the country, the development of superior digital […]

Vodafone TV relaunches in Ukraine

Vodafone Ukraine has revealed it has relaunched its TV service in the region. Its offering includes more than 220 popular and premium channels, more than 10,000 movies and series, with world premieres of MIRAMAX, MGM, Sony, as well as, Disney. “We are relaunching Vodafone TV because we see a demand for a quality service with […]

Viasat World channels to be excluded from Ukraine

Channels from the Viasat World group will no longer be available in Ukraine after they were excluded from a list of permitted international TV and radio organisations compiled by the country’s broadcast regulator. The decision to expel Viasat means that channels Viasat Kino Action, Viasat Kino, Viasat Kino World, Viasat Kino Comedy, Viasat Kino Megahit, […]

Polsat Plus Group denies report on possible Ukrainian bank acquisition

Polish free and pay TV and telecom operator Polsat Plus Group has denied reports that it is interested in acquiring Ukrainian bank Sense Bank from its sanctioned Russian owners. Forbes’ Ukrainian edition had reported that Polsat Plus was interested in acquiring the bank, one of the largest commercial financial institutions in the country, from sanctioned […]

Ukraine’s Megogo expands in Poland

Ukrainian streaming service Megogo has expanded in Poland, opening an office in Warsaw. The Poland-based office will become the fourteenth market where the company will provide its services. The branch will be headed by Megogo Poland’s CEO Artur Pacuła. With the launch of the news office, Megogo will offer Ukrainians living in Poland access to […]

Eutelsat agrees to drop Russian channels after watchdog rules

Eutelsat has agreed to stop broadcasting three Russian channels after regulator Arcom responded to a ruling from France’s highest court and ordered the satellite operator to drop the channels. Following a ruling from the Conseil d’État instructing Arcom to look again at the issue, the regulator switched from its earlier position of non-intervention and ordered […]

Conseil d’État forces watchdog to look again at Eutelsat’s Russian business

France’s highest court, the Conseil d’État, has rejected media regulator Arcom’s contention that it is not competent to stop Eutelsat from transmitting Russian channels that disseminate state propaganda and misinformation, forcing the watchdog to reconsider its position on the issue. The Conseil d’État said there was “serious doubt about the legality” of Arcom’s position on […]

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