MIP in JFO Zone: In Bilytske City Council, Ukrainian TV Channels Available in Cable Network
The Monitoring Mission of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine has analyzed television and radio broadcasting in Bilytske City Council of the city of Dobropillia, Donetsk Region.
“No one here cares about terrestrial TV channels and does not even know whether they exist. For them, terrestrial broadcasting is a thing of the past,” reports Oleksandr Bryhynets, the Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy on Broadcasting Renewal and Ukraine’s MP, who heads the Monitoring Mission.
According to the deputy city mayor, Hennadii Romanenko, cable television covers the entire city. A 75-channel package costs UAH 50 per month.
“This is not a bad option for territories near the frontline which experience problems with transmitters, frequencies, and Russia and collaborators’ information pressure. Local authorities could follow the example of this and other cities and think how to deal with similar problems in their cities. I do not doubt that local budgets could pull this off,” Mr Bryhynets added.
It should be noted that during two years of the work of the Commission on Ensuring the Stable Broadcasting of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting System of Ukraine, three television towers have been constructed: in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast (5 December 2016), in Chonhar, Kherson Oblast (17 March 2017), and in Bakhmutivka, Luhansk Oblast (22 August 2017).
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