Volia adds women’s interest channel Milady Television

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added locally-produced women’s interest channel Milady Television to its programming line-up. The channel, which airs programming covering fashion, beauty, celebrity news and advice and is, according to its founders, based on the example of international channels such as Cosmopolitan TV, Lifetime and Diva Universal. Content on the channel include lifestyle […]

Volia extends digital services to Zhytomyr

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has begun offering interactive digital TV services and high-speed internet in the city of Zhytomyr. Volia subscribers in the city will be able to access 140 digital channels, including Volia’s own Volia Cine+ movie service and the likes of Discovery, National Geographic, Fox HD and Sony Entertainment Television. They will also […]

Ukraine Today goes online only to save costs

Ukraine Today, the international news channel set up by commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media Group to counter what it viewed as anti-Ukrainian Russian propaganda following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, has moved to being an online-only service to save costs. 1+1 said that further development of the channel would require a much larger investment and […]

Divan.TV goes global with smart TV app

Ukrainian OTT service Divan.TV has expanded the availability of its smart TV app globally, taking the service to smart TV users in almost 200 territories, according to the company. The OTT service is now available on Philips, Samsung and LG smart television platforms and says it may also launch on Hisense and TCL’s platforms to […]

Ukrainian VOD service Megogo launches distribution arm

Ukraine-based video-on-demand service Megogo has launched a film distribution arm, in a bid to expand its business among independent film distributors. Megogo Distribution will be led by director general Katerina Morozova – a former executive at Russian film companies Volga and A Company. Megogo’s current shareholders will own the business with Vladimir Artemenko, the owner of […]

Volia to offer adult package following regulator decision

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has begun offering a dedicated adult package following clarification from the country’s media regulator on the status of erotic channel offerings in the country. A decision from the National Council on Television and Radio in December that Erox HD, Playboy TV and Erotica TV met the requirements of the European Television […]

Volia to increase amount of Ukrainian versioned content

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is to increase the number of hours of content in the Ukrainian language on its Volia Cine+ service to 350 this year as part of a drive to increase the amount of versioning in Ukrainian done by the operator. Volia has teamed up with local production outfit Tak Treba Production to […]

MTG sells Viasat Ukraine to 1+1

Modern Times Group (MTG) has signed an agreement to sell its Ukrainian pay TV operation to local commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media Group, subject to local regulatory approval. In addition to offering various packages of up to 110 channels via satellite, Viasat Ukraine provides the TV content for mobile telecom provider Kyivstar’s OTT TV offering, which […]

Volia sees big growth in internet traffic following upgrade

Ukrainian cable operator Volia said that the volume of internet traffic generated by subscribers on its network increased by between 20-35% last year as a result of its upgrade strategy. Volia has upgraded its network in key cities to the EuroDOCSIS 3.0 standard, enabling it to offer speeds of up to 400Mbps. The company currently […]

Kyivstar tapping Vidmind for OTT platform

Ukrainian mobile and fixed-line service provider Kyivstar is using Vidmind to supply the platform for its recently-launched OTT TV service. Vidmind will highlight the platform at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Vidmind and Modern Times Group-owned Viasat Ukraine together won the tender to supply the service, which went live in November, to Kyivstar. […]

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