The analog terrestrial television can go on in Ukraine for at least another one year.
The National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NCCIR) approved the Cabinet of Minister’s draft resolution on extending analog TV broadcasting technology’s use until 30 July 2018. The Mediasat was informed about it by the NCCIR’s press office.
The members of the Commission reconciled the draft regulatory act, submitted by the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, without any objections.
Therefore, the terrestrial television in Ukraine can continue its simultaneous existence in digital and analog format for another one year.
Let us recall that this is not the first time of extending analog TV cut-off deadline. Before that, the transition from the analog to the digital standard was planned in 2015, but due to various circumstances, it was decided to postpone that process to 17 June 2017 .
Last month, the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council Iurii Artemenko explained why Ukraine would not switch to the digital TV in the current year.
Let us remark that the transition of terrestrial television in Ukraine to the digital standard is our country’s commitment under the international agreement “Geneva 2006”. Building a national digital terrestrial broadcasting network is carried out using DVB-T2 technology.