Ukraine is to experience a significant increase of new TV services, with up to two DTH (direct-to-home) platforms and a DTT (digital terrestrial television) operation expected to start this automn.
AVentures Capital, along with several other private investors, are the first to invest into Divan.TV. Divan.TV is a new concept in the television experience. Divan will be targeting the Central Eastern European area. Adventures Capital has stated that their investment, at this time, has not exceeded $1 million.
President Viktor Yanukovych expects the Cabinet of Ministers to register a draft law with the Verkhovna Rada on public television and radio before the end of April.
The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council has selected five companies to broadcast on eight television channels and 24 companies to broadcast on 126 radio frequencies.
The Verkhovna Rada intends to lift the quota of Ukrainian-made music of television and radio companies’ broadcasting time.
In October-December, the number of cable television subscribers rose by 1% or 35,629 subscribers, compared to the third quarter of 2010, to 3,455,796 subscribers.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced that it will stop broadcasting in the Ukrainian language on April 1.
Ukrtelecom, Ukraine’s biggest telecommunication company, on January 13 started test operation of a digital television service for subscribers to the OGO! broadband internet access, reads a statement made by the company.
The National State Television and Radio Broadcasting Council has refused to assign license for construction of national digital television network to Kyiv-based Mobilnyi Kanal (Mobile Channel) TV and radio company.
The Zeonbud company (Kyiv) intends to launch a national digital television broadcasting network in September 2011.