Volia strikes new football channels deal with Media Group Ukraine

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has struck a new agreement with local media company Media Group Ukraine, enabling Volia to continue to carry the latter’s Football 1 and Football 2 channels. The two channels will be available as part of Volia’s Start, Optimal, Optymal HD, Football HD, Volia Power Time and Volia HD packages. The two […]

Ukraine’s Volia adds HD music channel to line-up

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added locally-produced music channel RU Music HD to its line-up.  The standard-definition version of the channel, which airs a mix of Ukrainian and Russian music, has been available since 2005. Rudolf Kirnos, the channel’s owner, said that the broadcaster was taking the risk of launching what he said was central […]

Volia upgrades backbone network

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has completed the latest phase in the modernization of its backbone data network. The upgrade will enable Volia to deliver digital TV and high-speed broadband services to 13 cities – Vinnitsa, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Krivoy Rog, Lviv, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytsky and Cherkasy. Volia chief technology officer Aleksander Hnidyuk […]

Volia promotes movie channels

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is to make three premium movie channels – Volia Cine+, Volia Cine+ Legend and Volia Cine+ Mix – available free to all subscribers until February 1 as a promotional exercise. Following the end of the promotional period, the channels will be available to subscribers of two premium packages, Volia Cine+ and […]

Volia adds Discovery’s ID Xtra

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added Discovery’s ID Xtra to its programming line-up, marking the debut of the channel in the country. The female-focused channel will be available via Volia’s basic digital packages. Shows to be premiered on the service in Ukraine include Secret Lives of Stepford Wives and Beauty Queen Murders. Discovery launched discovery […]

Volia continues investing in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has said it has continued to invest in upgrading its networks in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov despite the military crisis in the eastern part of the country. Volia said it has upgraded 450 apartment blocks in Kharkov, which has remained under Kyiv’s control throughout the crisis, including […]

Volia launches Power Time

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has launched a new all-inclusive package, Volia Power Time, which will include 100Mbps internet access, interactive TV and TV everywhere. The package will include all TV channels in the Optima package, and additional packages including Volia Ciné+, Volia HD, Freedom Cinema and Volia Smart Touch, the operator’s mobile TV offering. The […]

Volia begins migration to EuroDOCSIS

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has begun migrating its broadband network in the country’s capital Kyiv to the EuroDOCSIS standard, which the operator says will enable it to offer speeds of up to 100Mbps.  The move follows a pilot of EuroDOCSIS in four cities, including the capital, in June. Broadband customers with DOCSIS modems will be […]

Volia calls for flexibility as Ukraine pay TV hit by crisis

Ukrainian cable operator Volia’s chief executive Sergey Boyko has called on content rights holders and operators to cooperate and adopt a flexible attitude to address the current downturn in the country’s pay TV market, fuelled by the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the country, the annexation of Crimea by Russia and rising energy […]

Volia launches new movie services

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is launching its own range of movie channels, with content from suppliers including Disney, Universal, Central Partnership and ArtHouseTraffic. The Volia Cine+ channels will be available for all Volia TV subscribers. Volia Cine+ Hit HD will include popular blockbuster movies, while Volia Cine+ HD and Volia Cine+ will include a broad […]

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