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15% of television and radio companies have stopped broadcasting due to russia's offensive – NCTRB

17.06.2022, 15:22
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The National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting announced that 15% of broadcasters have ceased their operations after the start of russia's full-scale offensive in Ukraine on February 24, Detector Media reports.

According to the regulator's member Maksym Onoprienko, if 751 broadcasters had worked in Ukraine before, now there are 642 of them.

The situation is most difficult for the channels and radio stations under occupation. According to the regulator, 13 regional and 51 local TV companies are currently under occupation.

In the meantime, companies in the liberated areas of Kyiv, Sumy, and Donetsk regions are restoring their broadcasting.

New broadcasters, who received licenses last year, are also starting their work. For example, "Tim FM" started working in Chernihiv, "Zakhid FM" in Khust, and "Radio M" in Zaporizhzhia.

It will be recalled that in November, the NCTRB named the winners of the competition for 23 free FM frequencies in 13 regions of Ukraine. "Radio M" (TRC "Mozhlyvist") got the 88.8 MHz frequency in Zaporizhzhia. "Zakhid FM" got the 88.2 MHz frequency in Khust. TIM FM won the competition for the 102.4 FM frequency broadcasting on November 19, 2021.

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