Ukraine


Ukraine’s Volia taps Cisco to modernise network

Despite the exigencies of operating under wartime conditions, Ukrainian service provider Volia said it has invested UAH500 million (€13.5 million) in its backbone networks as the first step in modernising its network. Volia has teamed up with Cisco to modernise its network. The first step saw the group create 11  new backup links with a total […]

Ukraine’s Volia ‘unable to provide services’ in occupied Kherson and Melitopol

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has said it is no longer able to provide residents of the contested city of Kherson in the Russian-occupied southern part of the country with its broadband, pay TV and phone offerings after some media outlets reported that services had been resumed. Volia said that it had been doing its best […]

English Premier League mulls future of Russian broadcast deal

The English Premier League is yet to decide whether to back out of its upcoming rights deal in Russia. In March, the EPL officially abandoned its €7 million per season deal with Rambler Media following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rambler, which is operated by state-owned bank Sberbank, had a deal in place to broadcast […]

Ukraine combines all TV channels in single platform

Ukrainian president Volodymryr Zelenskyy has merged all national TV channels in a bid to combat alleged misinformation. In an address to the Ukrainian people yesterday, Zelenskyy announced an order combining all national TV channels, the program content of which consists mainly of information and/or information-analytical programs” into a single information platform of “strategic communication” that […]

RTL Deutschland launches Ukrainian news

RTL Germany and its news channel ntv have launched a news service in Ukrainian that will run on RTL.news, ntv.de and YouTube. The Ukraine Update will feature presenter Karolina Ashion, a formerly Kyiv-based TV journalist who fled to Germany at the beginning of the war. The segment, which will run from Monday to Friday, will […]

Baltic streamer TV3 to rebroadcast Ukrainian news channel

Baltic streaming and pay TV outfit TV3 Group has begun rebroadcasting Ukrainian JV news channel Ukraina 24 on all its platforms in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. To make the channel’s content more accessible, TV3 Group has launched an English language live audio track, while also continuing work on Russian translation, which will be available starting […]

Media Group Ukraine kicks off 2022 with NBCU deal

Media Group Ukraine has announced a multi-year distribution deal with NBCUniversal to boost its content portfolio in the country. The company’s Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Ukraine business has penned a three-year deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution, which will give it exclusive rights to major movies and series on its channels Ukraine, NLO TV and […]

Volia introduces new sports packages

Ukrainian service provider Volia has introduced three new sports packages. The operator has launched Pro Sport, a new offering aimed at football fans that includes seven channels for live broadcasts and 11 permanent sports channels with content including archive football matches. The package offers coverage of the UEFA Super Cup, Champions League, Europa League and […]

Viasat World strikes extended deal with Volia

Channel and on-demand content provider Viasat World has struck a new carriage deal with Volia, the leading cable and biggest pay TV operator in Ukraine. Viasat World’s portfolio of channels is now available on Volia’s cable, IPTV and OTT platforms. Subscribers to Volia’s TV services can now access the group’s channels and SVOD services including […]

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 […]

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