Volia enters premium sports business with Champions League deal

Ukrainian cable operator Volia and Media Group Ukraine have jointly secured rights to Champions League and Europa League football in the country for the next three seasons. The deal is a first for Volia in the premium sports rights market. The company described it as a milestone in the market for premium content in Ukraine. […]

Ukraine’s Volia adds new channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added a channel dedicated to Ukrainian series and movies and Viacom’s Spike to its line-up of TV channels. Bolt provides content from the domestic production of Film.UA Group and Star Media studios, aimed at a middle-aged male audience. The line-up of series on bolts includes Nyukhach, Shuler, Balada pro Bombera, […]

Volia adds Ukrainian Paramount Comedy to line-up in deal with 1+1

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added a localised Paramount Comedy to its programming line-up through a partnership with Ukrainian media group 1+1. The channel is a Ukrainian version of the Comedy Central international channel, the content rights to which are held by 1+1 Media. Viktoriya Tsomaya, Volia’s director of marketing, said that the operator’s collaboration […]

Volia makes mobile viewing possible outside the home

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has extended the availability of its multiscreen TV app to enable viewing outside of the home via mobile networks. The Volia TV app enables viewing on up to two devices simultaneously. Viewers can now access content in any part of Ukraine, even when not attached to Volia’s network. Volia said it […]

New comedy channel for Ukraine on Volia

Ukrainian broadcaster 1+1 Media and producer Kvartal 95 have teamed up to launch a new comedy channel, Kvartal TV, that will be aired, commercial-free, by leading cable operator Volia. The channel will air popular Ukrainian comedy series from Kvartal 95 including Matchmakers and political comedy Servant of the People. Volia marketing director Viktoria Tsomaya said […]

Ukrainian service providers move to block Russian websites

Ukrainian service providers including leading telco Ukrtelecom and cable operator Volia have notified their subscribers that they will begin blocking access to a large number of Russian web resources in accordance with a controversial decree of President Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko announced the ban on a number of Russian sites including Mail.ru, social networks VK and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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