The Volia company, a telecommunications service provider, intends to make a transition to digital cable television in Lviv by the year 2012.
Volia’s President Serhii Boiko announced this at a press conference.
“The transition to the digital format in the cities where matches of the 2012 European football championships will be hosted is being completed within the scope of the company’s strategic plan,” Boiko said.
According to Boiko, investment in the project will total more than UAH 5 million.
The company estimates the total cost of transition to digital cable television in Lviv at USD 9-10 million.
The press service of the company told Ukrainian News that the company is presently preparing to decommission its analogue equipment.
Volia also intends to increase the number of digital cable television channels to 150, introduce new services, and introduce a “video on demand” service.
The company presently has 48,000 subscribers in Lviv.
There are a total of 110,000 cable-television subscribers on Lviv.
Volia launched commercial operation of its digital cable television service in September 2008.
The company’s subscribers to this service presently total about 6,000.
The Volia company provides analog cable television broadcasting services under the Volia Cable brand name, digital television broadcasting services under the Volia Premium TV brand name, and Internet access via cable networks under the Volia Broadband trademark.
The Volia group of companies is owned by the Ukrainian Growth Fund (UGF), which is managed by the SigmaBleyzer international company.