New marketing chief for Ukraine’s Volia

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has named Victoria Tsomaya as its new director of marketing.  Tsomaya has over 20 years of experience in marketing with Ukrainian and international companies and was previously director of marketing for Ukrainian national lottery operator MSL. Volia CEO György Zsembery hailed Tsomaya’s “excellent knowledge and experience in international companies with best-in-class […]

Volia taps ADB for hybrid and OTT TV services

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added ADB to its list of suppliers of OTT and hybrid OTT and cable set-top boxes. ADB will supply boxes, software andn software integration services to Volia, enabling it further expand its OTT and hybrid offerings. Volia will be using two new ADB set-top box models: the ADB-1720CW for hybrid […]

Volia adds Russian version of news channel to line-up

Ukrainian cable operator Volia is adding a Russian-language version of Ukrainian news channel 24 to its digital programming line-up on May 1. Volia said the move would enable viewers to choose the language they preferred for the channel. Only the Ukrainian-language version of 24 will air on Volia’s analogue tier. Separately, Volia has opened a […]

Volia taps Entone for next stage of Smart HD rollout

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has tapped set-top technology provider Entone for the next phase of the rollout of its hybrid TV service Volia Smart HD. Volia is rolling out Entone’s Aria Interactive DTA device as its expands the Smart HD service across its own network and third-party networks. The hybrid device supports DVB-C and IP […]

Separatists demand Ukrainian channels go dark

Leading Ukrainian cable operator Volia has reported that pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Kramatorsk entered is premises and demanded that it suspend broadcasts of Ukrainian national channels 1+1 and Kanal 5 and resume transmissions of previously banned Russian channels. According to Volia, an individual claiming to represent the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic delivered […]

Russian channels forced off Ukrainian cable

Ukrainian cable operators have removed a number of Russian channels from their programming line-ups following a decision by the Kyiv District Administrative Court to suspend their licences. Leading cable operator Volia said it had removed Russian international channels NTV Mir, RTR Planeta and Perviy Kanal/Channel One from its line-up at midnight last night, following the […]

Volia moves Russian channels to pay tier, awaits regulator’s move

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has said it will not remove Russian news channels from its programming line-up ahead of a decision by the country’s media regulator, in accordance with the country’s laws. Volia and other operators called on Russian news broadcasters to cease broadcasting what they describe as “false information and propaganda” surrounding the current […]

Volia adds Unian TV to line-up

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added 1+1 Media-owned sports and news channel Unian TV to its programming line-up. The addition of the male-focused channel will enable Volia subscribers to view content including Champions League and Europa League football matches as well as 1+1’s TSN news service. Volia is including Unian TV in its Start and […]

Volia drops price of HD service

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has dropped the price of its bundled HD and high-speed internet offering. The operator has dropped the price of its Optimal HD package from UAH202 (€17.35) to UAH160 for customers that take its 100Mbps internet offering. Optimal HD comprises 150 channels, including HD services Fox HD, Animal Planet HD, Discovery HD […]

Volia adds Ukrainian news channel to line-up

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has added news and analysis channel 112 Ukraí̈na to its programming line-up. The channel will be included in Volia’s digital packages across the 15 cities where it provides digital services. Volia currently offers 12 domestic and international news channels – 5 Kanal, Kanal 24, TVí, News One, BBC World News, CNN, […]

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