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The National Broadcasting Council Removes the TV Channel Travel and Adventure from the List of Adapted Channels

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On June 1, the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council removed from the List of Foreign Broadcasts, the content of which meets the requirements of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and the laws of Ukraine, the TV channel Travel and Adventure (also known as Travel+Adventure), the Estonian license of which expired.

The TV channel Travel and Adventure was added to the List of Foreign Broadcasts on 1 October 2015. The reason for it was the TV broadcasting license, granted to the Estonian company Telcom Trading OU by the Estonian regulatory authority on 16 July 2015. The National Broadcasting Council found the information on the Estonian regulator’s website that the license was revoked on 7 September 2015.

To verify the TV channel’s European jurisdiction, the National Broadcasting Council sent its request both to the Estonian regulator and to LLC “Stone Media”, engaged in distributing that TV channel in Ukraine.

The Estonian regulatory authority responded to the National Broadcasting Council that the Telcom Trading OU was granted a TV broadcasting license for the TV channel Travel and Adventure on 16 July 2015. At that, on 7 September 2015 the license was suspended due to the licensee’s refusal of starting broadcasts. As of today, the license is no longer valid.

The distributor promised to submit to the National Broadcasting Council a copy of documents certifying the European jurisdiction of the channel before April 30, but the National Broadcasting Council did not receive the above papers.

At the same time, the National Broadcasting Council learnt from the official website of Roskomnadzor (Russian regulator) that the TV channel Travel and Adventure had a TV broadcasting license, issued to the Russian LLC Delta Television on 9 November 2012.

Since the TV channel Travel and Adventure does not have any permit from the EU countries or those countries that ratified the European Convention on Transfrontier Television, the National Broadcasting Council resolved to remove it from the List of foreign broadcasts authorized to rebroadcast in Ukraine.

As revised on June 1, the List of foreign broadcasts incorporates 161 TV channels.