1+1 TV channel granted broadcasting license
The National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting has issued 1+1 TV channel a form of the license for analog broadcasting with an extended validity period, the Council Head Yuriy Artemenko told a press conference January 5.
"The form of the license for 1+1 TV channel has been signed. We are awaiting a documentary evidence that the beneficial owners [of the channel] have not changed," Artemenko said.
On December 29, 2016, journalists of 1+1 TV channel appealed to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to prevent the process of the channel being stripped of its broadcasting license by the National Council on TV and Radio Broadcasting. The TV channel quoted information from various sources on the attempts to reverse the Council’s earlier decision on re-issuance and extension of license, adopted on December 15, 2016.
National Broadcasting Council sees no reason to strip 1+1 TV Channel of license The channel’s representatives reported that the Presidential Administration was trying to influence the decision the National Council and the transfer control over the TV channel to someone else’s hands. On the same day, December 29, 2016, the National Council announced its intention to hand over to 1+1 TV channel the signed form of the license no later than January 6, 2017. The National Council also requested that the channel confirmed the information that the former shareholder of Privatbank, businessman Ihor Kolomoisky was an ultimate beneficial owner of the TV channel.