Volia launches Ukrainian Fashion channel

Ukrainian pay TV operator Volia is adding the Ukrainian Fashion channel to its line-up. The channel features programming about Ukrainian and international fashion, and beauty tips. It is available in the Ukraine World and Vsesvit packages. Volia has also made music channel Mezzo available to all subscribers for no extra cost until the end of […]

Zeonbud selects Harris Selenio for Ukraine’s DVB-T2 network

Ukrainian digital terrestrial network provider Zeonbud has selected Harris’s Selenio media convergence platform as part of the national video headend for its DVB-T2 broadcast network. The video headend system will facilitate broadcast content distribution via satellite from the city of Kiev to 167 transmitters across the country. Selenio provides Zeonbud with a centralised video headend […]

Ukraine moving ahead with satellite plan

Ukraine is moving ahead with plans to launch its first geostationary communications satellite, according to local reports. According to Russian press reports, state enterprise Ukrkosmos has struck an agreement with Eutelsat to secure a place at the 48° East orbital slot for the satellite, Dybid. Ukrkosmos director Sergei Kapshtyk told the Kommersant newspaper that the […]

New channels on Ukrainian DTT

The Ukrainian Media Group has launched trial versions of film channel Kinotochka and drama channel NLO-TV. The company has struck a deal with national digital TV network Zeonbud for both channels. Kinotochka airs movies, series and documentary feature films, while NLO-TV airs mostly mystery dramas. However, the company will not be launching the news channel […]

Volia adds new channels to line-up

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added two new channels to its programming line-up. Subscribers to the Ukrainian World and Vsesvit packages will now be able to watch channels Black Sea TV and Your Property TV. Black Sea TV (pictured, left) airs a mix of cultural, educational, music and entertainment programming, while Your Property shows property […]

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 […]