Ukraine


Divan.tv sees opportunity from Ukraine, no threat from Netflix

Changes in the Ukrainian legal framework for media could give a boost to OTT services, according to Andrey Kolodyuk, founder of OTT service Divan.tv. Speaking to Digital TV Europe at Digital TV CEE, Kolodyuk also said that Netflix was unlikely to make much headway in Ukraine because of its lack of local content and high […]

Kyivstar adds new channels to line-up

Ukrainian telco Kyivstar has added a number of new channels to its TV programming line-up. The operator has added news channel PravdaTUT to its line-up, along with Ukrainian information and music service RTI, a TV version of a radio service. Kyivstar has also added Tsentralny Kanal, a channel focusing on life and culture in the […]

Volia adds Current Time to offering

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America’s news service Nastoyashcheye Vremya (Current Time), to its offering. Nastoyashcheye Vremya was launched, initially as a news programme aimed at Russian speakers, by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America as a joint venture in partnership with public and private […]

Volia opens new customer care centre

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has opened a new flagship call centre in the city of Khmelnytsky in western Ukraine. Volia CEO György Zsembery said tha the new call centre was a strategically important project for the company, adding that developing its own in-house facility provided better results and had a better customer appeal than outsourcing. […]

Volia president Boyko leaves group

Ukrianian cable operator Volia’s president Sergey Boyko is to leave the company. Boyko has helmed Volia, the country’s leading cable player, for 15 years. According to the company, he is leaving to pursue an independent career as a business consultant, but will continue to advise Volia CEO György Zsembery, who joined the Ukrainian group from […]

Netflix buys Ukrainian comedy drama

Netflix has acquired Servant of the People and the hit Ukrainian comedy drama will play on the SVOD operator’s international services. It has landed a show currently in the news, after Fox optioned it last week, with a view to making a US version. The deal is global, meaning Netflix will bring the original version […]

Volia adds to kids offering

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is to launch a new block of programming aimed at kids aged three to six as part of its recently-launched Cine+ Kids offering. The block will feature shows including Vrumiz and Martin í Yogo Druzi (Martin and Friends) and will air in HD from 17:00-18:00 daily. Volia launched Cine+ Kids in […]

Volia providing free access to HD channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is providing access to all its HD channels free of charge this week in a move it says is timed to coincide with 25th the anniversary of the country’s independence. Volia is making all national and international channels on its platform free in HD quality from August 20-28, meaning that over […]

Divan.tv teams up with Dune to extend freemium reach

Ukrainian OTT TV service Divan.tv has teamed up with device manufacturer Dune HD to make its service available form the Dune Store. Dune HD users will gain access to freemium content offered by Divan.tv, including 30 TV channels, 100 radio stations and on-demand movies and cartoons. In addition to its freemium offering, Divan’tv offers a […]

Kyivstar offering TV service via LG smart TVs

Ukrainian mobile and fixed telecom operator Kyivstar is making its TV service available via LG smart TVs without the need for a separate set-top box. Kyivstar’s Domashniy TV service will be available via the app store for LG smart TVs, enabling subscribers to enter their usernames and passwords to view channels direct from the app. […]