Ukraine


Taras Kozak buys Ukraine’s Zik TV

Ukrainian politician Taras Kozak has acquired Zik for an undisclosed fee. This adds to Kozak’s existing portfolio of 112 Ukraine and Newsone under holding company Novosti. Speaking on the acquisition, Kozak said: “The Ukrainian TV viewer is a deeply politicised demanding viewer. A viewer who needs to be treated with great respect. For me, the […]

Volia CEO Zsembery to step down

György Zsembery, the CEO of Ukraine’s leading cable operator Volia is to step down. Hungarian national Zsembery, who is to take up a new position outside of Ukraine, will continue to contribute to Volia in the role of vice-chairman. He will be replaced by Anton Dzyubenko, who was previously the CEO of advertising-supported video-on-demand service […]

FOXNOW debuts in Ukraine

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa’s recently launched video-on-demand service FOXNOW has debuted in Ukraine after securing a berth on cable operator Volia’s network. The move means that FOXNOW’s catalogue of shows from the Fox and Fox Life channels, including The Walking Dead, Altanta and Da Vinci’s Demons, are now available to them. The final […]

Ukrainian 4K channel broadcasting on Amos 7

What is claimed to be Ukraine’s first 4K TV channel, Nashe Media Group’s #Nashe HDR channel, is now being broadcast across the country by Ukrainian operator UKrKosmos on Spacecom’s Amos 7 satellite. Nashe Media Group plans to follow up the launch of the UHD service, which highlights Ukraine’s natural beauty and nature and cultural heritage, […]

Volia adds new channels to line-up

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added Kyiv news and cultural channel 4th Channel to its programming line-up and has announced plans to expand its offering with the addition of a number of other regional and national channels. 4th Channel will be available over Volia’s networks in the cities of Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Lviv, Rivne, Obukhiv, Ternopil, […]

Volia strikes distribution deal with 1+1

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has signed a distribution agreement with leading commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media that will see Volia broadcast 22 TV channels from the group in its packages. Under the terms of the agreement, Volia will also have access to 400 hours of premium video-on-demand content for its service. Viktoria Tsomaia, marketing director of […]

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 […]

Megogo launches new music channel for Ukraine

Ukrainian OTT TV provider Megogo has launched a new music channel, Megogo Live. The channel has been produced by Jenya Halych, the lead singer of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest entrant O.Torvald and features videos from the Ukrainian alternative music scene, art shows, parties, entertainment events and home-produced content. Megogo plans to distribute the channel not […]

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. […]

EBU sounds alarm on Ukrainian public service broadcasting

Public broadcasters organisation the EBU has expressed strong concerns about plans by the Ukrainian government to cut funding for public service broadcaster UA:PBC by 43% next year. The EBU’s intervention followed a decision by the Ukrainian parliament to adopt a draft budget that will cut the pubaster’s annual budget to just UAH1 billion (€30 million). […]

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