MIP: UA|TV Starts Broadcasting to Occupied Territories of Luhansk Region
UA|TV, a TV channel of the International Broadcasting Multimedia Platform of Ukraine, has started broadcasting in the test mode to occupied territories of Luhansk Region.
The tentative broadcasting of UA|TV is now carried out from the TV tower in Bakhmutivka, Luhansk Region, by the communal enterprise Innovation and Information Centre (Sievierodonetsk) on channel 40 frequency with a capacity of 1.2 kV in DVB-T2 digital format.
“The work within the framework of the Commission on Ensuring the Stable Functioning of the National Television and Broadcasting System under the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine continues. And we are glad to inform that yet another step towards ensuring comprehensive broadcasting of UA|TV in occupied Crimea and Donbas has been taken,” Yuriy Stets, the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, stated.
Earlier, international broadcasting channel UA|TV tentatively started broadcasting in occupied territories of Crimea and Donetsk Region from the TV towers in Chonkar (Kherson Region) and Volnovakha (Donetsk Region), respectively.
UA|TV channel started broadcasting on 1 October 2015. Its operation is legally sustained by the Law ‘On the International Broadcasting System of Ukraine’, which was drafted by the Ministry of Information Policy, passed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on December 8th, and signed by the President on 28 December 2015.
The channel broadcasts news and own-produced programmes via satellite and cable networks in five languages – Ukrainian, English, Russian, Arabic, and Crimean Tatar.
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