Speaking at the Kyiv MIT (Media Innovations Technologies) conference, Oleksandr Ilyashenko, the secretary of the regulator National Council, said that there are currently 53 companies that do not have a signal from the DTT operator Zeonbud and do not hold digital licences.
As the draft plan provides for a transition period, they can continue to broadcast in analogue until ASO, after which they will be able to apply for local multiplex licences.
Speaking more generally about digitisation, Ilyashenko said that the National Council is currently awaiting a new draft general plan on the transition to digital broadcasting.
It is being prepared by the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection as the previous draft was withdrawn.
After receiving it, the National Council will develop a plan for the phased switch-off of analogue services.