The leading Ukrainian media groups 1 + 1 media, StarLightMedia, Media Group Ukraine and Inter Media Group have asked international television providers to turn off broadcasting for Russian news channels.
In an open letter, they said: “It is critical that people around the world have access to reliable and truthful information about Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the course of hostilities. We understand how powerful the Russian propaganda machine is and how much effort the aggressor has to make to spread fakes and cynically fool people. We oppose this”.
According to Media Group Ukraine, since February 26 the channels of all media groups in Ukraine have been broadcasting in the format of a single newscast “United News”. Media groups take turns to provide uninterrupted information. Representatives of the Armed Forces, the National Security and Defence Council, the Security Service and other structures, on which the course of events depends, join the joint broadcast. TV channels objectively and promptly provide comprehensive information from different regions of the country 24 to 7 and are ready to provide their TV signal to providers from around the world to provide broadcasting and coverage of true events. Technical parameters for broadcasting: Astra 4A satellite, frequency 12130, flow rate 27500, vertical polarization, FEC ¾.
Separately, 1+1 Media says it has created a special database with videos translated into English, as well as key press releases concerning the media community and its reactions to certain actions of Russia.
“We have a great request from our foreign colleagues for video and text materials, as well as operative information about the Russian war in Ukraine. We send out dozens of articles every day and respond to inquiries, but we understand that there are hundreds of journalists and experts who do not know where to go according to objective data. We will make them publicly available and ask everyone to share this information with acquaintances abroad. We need maximum publicity!”
To gain access to the database, journalists are asked to verify by writing a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1+1 Media Group also says that on February 26 it initiated the shutdown of Russian news TV channels in the international market by sending a corresponding open letter to key television and OTT providers. The first to respond were providers from Poland, Australia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Canada and the Baltic states, who began shutting down propaganda channels on their network on February 26.