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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volia adds new HD channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added three new channels to its line-up. The cable operator is adding film channel IDEA, Russian entertainment channel HD Life and kids channel Nickelodeon HD part of its HD package on a trial basis. The move follows the addition in October of Viasat Nature HD and Viasat History HD to […]

Volia boosts HD offering

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has boosted its HD offering with the addition of Modern Times Group channels Viasat History HD and Viasat Nature HD. The channels will be available in promotional mode until the end of the year, after which subscribers will be polled on the changes. Volia’s HD package currently comprises Nat Geo HD, […]

Volia names B2B chief

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has named Mikhail Dmitrichenko as head of business-to-business services. Volia currently offers a range of services including broadband access, digital TV and data centre services to over 10,000 business customers, and has decided to strengthen its presence in this area. Dmitrichenko, who was previously director of sales at bank payment systems […]

Volia hires marketing chief

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has named Jaroslav Humeniuk as chief marketing officer. Humeniuk will be responsible for all aspects of managing strategy, including managing the development, implementation and promotion of the company’s expanding range of products. He was previously head of business analysis at mobile operator Kyivstar, and was also involved in the launch of […]

Volia launches Hypervelocity

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is giving its broadband subscribers the ability to upgrade their internet services for a limited period an additional charge of  regardless of the package they subscribe to. The service, Hypervelocity, allows 2Mbps and 10Mbps customers to boost their speeds up to 38Mbps while DOCSIS 3.0 customers with up to 30Mbps can […]

Outdoor Channel launches in Serbia and Ukraine

Chello Zone-owned Outdoor Channel will be carried in Serbia and Ukraine after carriage deals were concluded with pay TV operators. In Serbia, the channel will be carried on Open IPTV, the IPTV service operated by the country’s largest telco, Telekom Srbija. In Ukraine it will be on the Volia in the cabler’s HD and SD […]