Ukraine’s National Council for Television and Radio is considering a further court appeal to prohibit the retransmission of some Russian channels in the country.
The seven channels from the SPI International worldwide portfolio will shortly be launched on the Ukrainian DTH platform Xtra TV.
The leading Ukrainian cable operator Volia will cease providing services in Crimea on July 1.
Modern Times Group (MTG) is to include net non-recurring income statement charges totaling SEK154 million (€17 million) in its Q2 financial results, mainly due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, where it operates the satellite pay-TV platform Viasat Ukraine.
Ukraine’s leading cable operator Volia has selected ADB to deliver OTT and hybrid OTT/cable boxes, software and integration services.
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom has been granted the right to operate in the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol.
The Russian DTH platform Tricolor TV has acquired satellite capacity on Eutelsat 36B at 36 degrees East formerly used by Ukraine’s Lybid TV.
Viasat Ukraine has announced the launch of all its 13 available pay-TV channels on the Lanet Network, which is one of the country’s biggest operators.
There may still be a future for the Ukrainian DTH platform Lybid TV despite its closure earlier this month.
The leading Ukrainian cable operator Volia has selected Entone’s Aria Interactive DTA to support its Smart HD service expansion.