Ukraine Today

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Ukraine Today
Broadcast areaEurope
Slogan'Ukraine's first international TV news network'
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine
Owner1+1 Media
LaunchedAugust 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)
Eutelsat Hotbird13 E, 11623 MHz Vertical, 27.5 Mbaud
Streaming media
Live streamYouTube stream

Ukraine Today is a satellite television channel from Ukraine. It broadcasts in English. In the future it will broadcast in Russian.[1] It is owned by 1+1 Media Group. The channel's headquarters is in Kyiv.

Beginning[change | change source]

Ukraine Today began on the 14th August 2014, live on YouTube and the Eutelsat Hotbird satellite. It showed a testcard and words telling people how to receive the channel. On Independence Day in Ukraine, the 24th August, the channel launch officially,[2] and began to show news.

Format[change | change source]

Ukraine Today says that it focuses on Ukrainian current affairs, EU expansion, Russia's relations with Europe and America, and the difficulties of building a country in the 21st century.[3]

Ukraine Today started broadcasting with a Euronews-style, with no presenters or studio, just videos of the news.[4] Once more staff are employed, Ukraine Today will become a more traditional channel with a studio and presenters.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "International news channel Ukraine Today can start broadcasting August 24". ITARTASS News Agency. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  2. "Ukraine Today homepage". Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  3. "Ukraine Today Facebook page". Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  4. "Kiev Launches English Language TV Channel Ukraine Today". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  5. "1+1 Media launches international television news channel" (in Ukrainian). TSN. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.

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