Ukraine


Volia launches catalogue of free on-demand movies and series

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has launched a free catalogue of on-demand movies and TV series available to all subscribers. The service, branded as Dyvysʹ pryamo zaraz! (Watch Right Now!) will include a broad range of Ukrainian movies such as Ivan Syla, Smertelʹno zhyvyy and Izzi as well as international titles. Volia said the catalogue would […]

Volia uncouples football and sport from other pay TV services

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is uncoupling its premium football channels from its pay TV packages, enabling viewers to subscribe to football on an à la carte basis, and creating another new dedicated sports package separated from other pay TV channels. From September 1, channels Football 1 and Football 2 will be separated from the group’s […]

Volia starts selling Android TV boxes

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has begun distributing an Android TV 9.0-based set-top box. The Smart TV VOL001 runs on Android TV 9.0 and provides access to the Google Play Store and services including YouTube, Google Play Movies and Google Cast. Volia is also offering its own Android TV app pre-installed on the box, enabling subscribers […]

Ukraine’s Volia strikes deal with Disney

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has struck a long-term deal with Disney to offer content from Walt Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, along with 21st Century Fox, to its subscribers. The new agreement will enable Volia subscribers to view moves from Disney-owned studios as well as the option of signing up to a SVOD offering on […]

Ukraine’s Volia revamps TV offering with thematic packages

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has introduced six new thematic packages that will initially be available to users of its Volia TV multiscreen platform. The six thematic packages are Volia Live TV, Volia Sport, Volia Movies, Volia Kids and Volia World. The operator is also providing a separate premium package that includes content from all of […]

Volia launches multiscreen service

Leading Ukrainian cable operator Volia has launched a new multiscreen TV service providing streaming content to smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and computers along with Android-based set-tops. The operator said that about a million users would have access to the service initially at no extra charge from the end of May. The application will be available […]

Ukraine’s Volia launches Shakhtar TV for football fans

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has started broadcasting Shakhtar TV, the TV channel from the football club of the same name, to its 600,000 subscribers across Ukraine. The channel is available via digital cable and on OTT, in both SD and HD quality, and is also available via the Volia TV mobile app. The Shakhtar channel […]

Volia claims victory in piracy case

Ukraine’s leading cable operator Volia has claimed a victory in its ongoing battle against piracy with the sentencing of an individual to three years imprisonment, a rare conviction in a country where content theft is widespread. The Ivano-Frankivsk District Court of Lviv in western Ukraine sentenced the unnamed individual for organising an illegal pirate network […]

Russian telco MTS divests its Ukrainian telco interests

MTS, Russia’s leading telecommunications operator and digital services provider, has signed a binding agreement with Bakcell-controlled Telco Solutions and Investments to sell its telco operations in Ukraine. In accordance with the agreement, MTS’s wholly-owned subsidiary Allegretto is selling its 100% stake in its Dutch subsidiary Preludium B.V, the sole shareholder of VF Ukraine PrJSC, for […]

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 […]

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