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BBC World vanishes from Ukrainian cable TV

February 11, 2014

By Chris Forrester

The BBC’s BBC World News channel has lost carriage on Ukraine’s largest cable operator, Volia.

The cable company says the channel has been switched off because its contract with the BBC had “expired”.  The editor in chief of the BBC’s Ukraine service said (in a Facebook message) that Volia was the only Ukrainian cable operator which had a contract with the BBC. She also said that the BBC’s transmissions continued on satellite.

Kiev-based cable MSO Volia was founded in 2002 and has grown to a 2000-employee business.

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