The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine left analog television broadcasting in the territories which border with Russian Federation, and also for the National broadcasting company of Ukraine (NOTE) and the local TV stations that do not have licenses for digital broadcasting on the list of the national Council on television and radio broadcasting by 31 December 2018. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, August 29, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
According to the text of the resolution and the explanatory Memorandum, the national Council on television and radio broadcasting shall determine the number of channels, which will continue broadcasting until 31 December of the current year with the aim of protecting the national information space of Ukraine during the country’s transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.
Such channels are the channels on the territories bordering with Russia in the area of Operation joint force in the occupied Crimea, as well as the channels and NOTE the local TV stations that do not have licenses for digital broadcasting.
In addition, the Cabinet instructed the State within two days to finalize the decision regarding the specification of the time and the entities involved in broadcasting.
Recall, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the action plan on implementation in Ukraine of digital broadcasting in October 2016. The document contains an exhaustive list of activities and tasks of the state bodies, enterprises, scientific institutions, coordinated the implementation of which will allow to complete transition to digital broadcasting.
In March, the national Council on television and radio broadcasting of Ukraine approved the draft plan for the phased shutdown of analog broadcasting with the start of the first phase in August 2018
Later, the Cabinet extended the use of radio-analog television broadcasting until 31 August 2018.