Ukraine moves to ban Russian channels

Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting has ruled that all TV distribution providers must exclude a number Russian TV channels that do not comply with the country’s laws from their platforms no later than March 11. Channels to be dropped by leading cable operator Volia include My Planet, Vremya: Dalekoe i Blyzkoe, Science […]

SES extends deal with Ukraine’s Inter Media Group

SES has extended its deal with Ukraine-based media company Inter Media Group, which will now distribute six additional channels on SES’s satellite platform. The new multi-year deal is for additional capacity to broadcast TV channels on Astra 4A at 5° East. Inter Media Group will now broadcast six more channels alongside its Inter and NTN […]

MTG turns in solid result despite Russian reversal

Modern Times Group has delivered fourth quarter profits in line with analyst forecasts after a tough year that has seen the forced sale of its stake in Russian broadcaster CTC Media and the sale of its Russian and central and eastern European pay TV businesses. MTG posted net sales of SEK4.54 billion (€487 million) for […]

Volia adds Museum HD to offering

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added Museum HD to its programming line-up. The channel, owned by France’s SECOM, which also owns thematic channel MyZen.TV, allows viewers to see leading art collections in HD, working in partnership with galleries including the UK’s National Gallery and Tate galleries and France’s Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. Separately, Volia said […]

Volia launches services in Zhytomyr

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has begun offering digital TV and high-speed internet services in the city of Zhytomyr in west-central Ukraine. Volia is offering a range of aboutr 140 TV channels including local and international services and its own Cine+ movie offerings and local drama series-focused channel Filmudrama. It is also offering video-on-demand services including […]

Volia adds three HD channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added two HD channels from SPI International to its programming line-up. Volia has added Fast & FunBox HD and FightBox HD, respectively featuring programming related to extreme sports and mixed martial arts to its line-up as part of its sports package. Volia has also added lifestyle channel Dacha HD, which […]

Kyivstar teams up with Viasat to launch nationwide TV service

Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar has teamed up with Modern Times Group’s Viasat Ukraine to launch a nationwide IPTV service in the country over its fibre-to-the-building network. The Kyivstar service, which allows subscribers to watch TV and video-on-demand on four devices simultaneously, was previously available as a trial service in Krivoy Rog and Zhytomyr to a […]

Volia launches digital services in Kramatorsk

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has launched digital services in the city of Kramatorsk, in the government-held northern part of Donetsk region in the eastern part of the country. Volia is launching two packages including its Smart HD digital service, one with TV only and one including TV and internet in a single package. Viewers in […]

Volia first with UA TV

Ukrainian cable Volia will be the first cable operator in the country to carry Ukrainian international channel UA TV, a joint project supported by state broadcast organisation Ukrainian Television and Radio and news agency Ukrinform. The channel is available overseas via satellite. UA TV will be available as part of Volia’s starter package and as […]

Moldtelecom adds Megogo to TV offering

Moldovan service provider Moldtelecom is to add Ukrainian OTT service Megogo to its TV offering on Nomveber 1. Megogo offers access to over 3,500 films, 700 TV series and 800 kids cartoons, all advertising-free. The service will be offered free of charge by Moldtelecom in November, and will be charged at MDL15 (€0.67) a month […]

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