Crimean authorities should immediately restore broadcasting in the region by the independent Ukraine television stations Channel 5 and Channel 1+1, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement.
Ukraine needs to implement a number of far-reaching measures to get its troubled transition to digital broadcasting back on track.
The Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has signed a decree, numbered 4200, suspending the transmission or retransmission of some TV and radio programmes via cable networks.
Triolan, Ukraine’s second largest cable operator, is again distributing Viasat channels.
Although OTT services are growing rapidly in Ukraine, piracy remains a major obstacle to the development of the market.
Ukrainian viewers are increasingly opting for cable and satellite services – and increasingly also IPTV – at the expense of terrestrial TV.
History has launched in Ukraine on the DTH platform Lybid and at the same time added to its distribution in Russia by launching on Beeline.
The Ukrainian DTT operator Zeonbud is set to launch a pay-TV service offering viewers 20, mostly foreign channels.
A new female-oriented channel named Bigudi has been launched in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian incumbent Ukrtelecom has launched a new online on demand service named OGO!TV.