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Ukraine bans 77 Russian channels

September 21, 2016

By Chris Forrester

Ukraine is still seeking to replace Russian TV channels onto its DTH satellite and cable networks. The chairman of the Ukraine’s National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting, Yuriy Artemenko, told the Kiev Media Week meeting that the National Council was also looking at South Korean channels.

“Over the past two years due to the Russian aggression we have blocked 77 Russian satellite TV channels. Instead, 34 new Ukrainian satellite channels emerged. This is not enough, that is why we want to add Korean channels,” he said, according to BBC Monitoring.

Artemenko told delegates that South Korea was one of the leaders in TV format production.  “If there could be more Korean TV channels and they could replace the Russian ones, Ukrainian people would be grateful,” he stated.

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