Stets: Building TV Tower in Porkovsk to Enable Us to Cover Last 'White Spots' in Donbas
On 31 August 2017, a meeting attended by Yurii Stets, Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Yurii Artemenko, Chairman of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine, and Leonid Yevdochenko, Head of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection, was held.
The meeting took place as part of the activity of the Commission on Ensuring the Stable Functioning of the National Radio and Television Broadcasting System under the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
During the meeting, the regulation and facilitation of all the procedures regarding the construction of a new television tower in Pokrovsk, Donetsk Oblast, were discussed.
Yurii Stets stated that “[t]he construction of a television tower in Pokrovsk will enable us to cover the last ‘white spots’ in Ukrainian broadcasting in the controlled territories of the ATO zone as well as help expand broadcasting of Ukrainian television and radio stations.
“I will soon discuss with the Prime Minister of Ukraine the need to immediately allocate funds to this project.”
In turn, Head of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection Leonid Yevdochenko noted the BRT Concern was already doing the parallel work.
According to him, if the funding is allocated soon, the installation of the tower will be facilitated.
Yurii Artemenko stressed that “[t]he National Council will help as much as it can in all procedures within its competence, in particular in holding competitions for the allocation of frequencies the TV tower will cover.”
Please be reminded that the development of television and radio broadcasting in the ATO zone and to Crimea is carried out as part of the work of the Commission on Ensuring the Stable Functioning of the National Radio and Television Broadcasting System under the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
Over the past two years, three television towers have been constructed: in Kramatorsk of Donetsk Oblast, Chonhar of Kherson Oblast, and Bakhmutivka of Luhansk Oblast.
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