The TV channel UATV will broadcast via three satellites.
Yurii Stets, the Minister of Information Policy, announced at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers the launch of the national foreign broadcasting platform on October 1 at 12:00, which was designed on the basis of the TV channels UTR and BTB, as well as the agency Ukrinform, as reported by Telekritika.
We shall recall that the TV channel of the National Bank of Ukraine BTB came into possession of the Ministry of Information Policy in March of the current year, and in June, the Government decreed to deliver possession of the channel UTR and the news agency Ukrinform to Mr. Stets’ Ministry as well.
According to Mr. Stets, the channel UATV will broadcast on five continents and via three satellites.
Mediasat reported before, that the National TV and Radio Broadcasting Council at its meeting held on September 17 approved the change of name of the TV channel UTR to UATV.
Yurii Stets also pointed out that the full-scale run of the platform requires two voting of the Verkhovna Rada and the signing of the Law of Ukraine on Foreing Broadcasting by Petro Poroshenko.
Broadcasting specifications of the UATV:
Satellite Amos 3(4.0°W), Azerspace-1(46.0°E), Galaxy 19 (97.0°W)
Frequency 11331 MHz, 11039 MHz, 11929 MHz
Polarization Horizontal Vertical Vertical
Symbol rate (SR) 12500 symbols/sec, 3700 symbols/sec, 22000 symbols/sec
FEC 7/8 5/6 3/4
Encoding Not available
UPD 1: October 1, the launch of the Ukrainian foreign broadcasting multimedia platform.
UPD 2: The footage of on-air broadcasting of the Ukrainian foreign broadcasting multimedia platform: