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Russian channels exit Ukraine

July 20, 2016

By Chris Forrester

The political problems in the Ukraine where Russia has taken control of the Crimea region has led to a reduction in the number of Russian-language channels operating over Ukraine.

Russian channels have decreased since 2014 from 72 channels to just 14 currently.

Ukrainian channels have increased from 101 to 122 channels.

The data comes from the Ukraine’s National Council for TV & Radio Broadcasting. It says that EU channels have increased from 122 in 2014 to 140 now.

Overall, there are 281 satellite channels in the Ukraine, down slightly on the 2014 total of 298.

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