Mediasat reports that the country’s National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) has issued an order to inspect Zeonbud, which currently operates the multiplexes MX-1, MX-2, MX-3 and MX-5, in the near future. In addition, the NSDC has approved measures to combat monopolies in the broadcasting market.
The Regulator National Council is convinced that Zeonbud’s monopoly can be ended and supports the creation of a publicly owned national DVB-T2 multiplex operated by the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications and Television Concern (BRT). Approval for what would be known as MX-7 was granted by the regulator at the end of last year and the intention is to launch the multiplex this autumn.
However, this now looks in doubt following the filing of a lawsuit by a company named Mobicom claiming that the National Council violated the law in issuing a licence for MX-7.
The district administrative court in Kiev subsequently ruled the regulator’s decision to be illegal and subject to cancellation.