Volia to expand HD footprint to 13 cities

Ukrainian pay TV operator Volia will launch HD services in 13 cities this year. The move will mean HD channels are available to almost all areas covered by Volia’s cable network. Volia will launch HD services in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Sevastopol, Lviv and Sumy in April, followed by Donetsk in May, Khmelnytsky, Kherson and Cherkasy […]

Ukrainian DTT now reaches 95% of country

DVB-T2-based digital-terrestrial TV transmission in Ukraine now reaches 95% of the country’s population, according to Vladimir Manzhosov, head of the Ukrainian National Council of Television and Radio. Zeonbud, the licence holder for DTT in Ukraine, has invested US$134 million (€100 million) in rolling out its network. The country plans to make 32 channels available free-to-air […]

Volia adds Hockey as it ramps up sports output

Ukrainian pay TV operator Volia is adding the Hockey channel to its line-up. The channel airs coverage from various hockey leagues, including the NHL, KHL, VHL and PHL. It is available for testing in the World and Whole World p­ackages. Volia CEO Eric Franke said the addition of the Hockey channel is part of a […]

HD football for Ukraine

The Ukrainian Media Group is to launch an HD version of its channel Football in time for the Euro2012 football tournament, to be held this year in Poland and Ukraine. Followng the tournament, the channel will air matches from the major European championships that can currently be seen via its Football Plus channel. Fedor Ogarkov, […]

Volia adds new sports channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added two new sports channels from Russian pay TV provider NTV Plus to its line-up. Volia is adding Tennis, which airs coverage of major tennis tournaments, news and features, and Basketball, with coverage of NBA, Euroleague and World Championship basketball. The two channels will form part of an expanded sports […]

UEFA awards Ukrainian rights to Euro 2012

The Ukrainian state broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine and commercial broadcaster TRK/Ukraina have jointly obtained the rights to broadcast the UEFA Euro 2012 football championship in Ukraine. The two companies will distribute 15 live matches each on a free-to-air basis. The final will be aired by both broadcasters. TRK will also air all 31 […]

Volia adds new HD channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added three new channels to its line-up. The cable operator is adding film channel IDEA, Russian entertainment channel HD Life and kids channel Nickelodeon HD part of its HD package on a trial basis. The move follows the addition in October of Viasat Nature HD and Viasat History HD to […]

Volia boosts HD offering

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has boosted its HD offering with the addition of Modern Times Group channels Viasat History HD and Viasat Nature HD. The channels will be available in promotional mode until the end of the year, after which subscribers will be polled on the changes. Volia’s HD package currently comprises Nat Geo HD, […]

Volia names B2B chief

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has named Mikhail Dmitrichenko as head of business-to-business services. Volia currently offers a range of services including broadband access, digital TV and data centre services to over 10,000 business customers, and has decided to strengthen its presence in this area. Dmitrichenko, who was previously director of sales at bank payment systems […]

Euronews to launch general iOS and Android app, Polish version penciled in for 2012

Euronews is planning to launch a unified Euronews application for iOS and Android devices, as well as an app specifically designed for people on the move. The pan-European news broadcaster has already delivered apps related to specific content – specifically its No Comment TV YouTube channel and a Euronews Live app – but this will […]