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Current issues and prospects of Pay TV development in Ukraine at the conference Pay TV in Ukraine 2017: Carpe Diem!

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Pay TV industry in Ukraine develops rapidly. Ukrainians support such trend as evidenced by the fact that with each passing year the number of subscribers who prefer pay television. According to experts, today the market of pay television in our country approximately comprises more than five million subscribers. Of course, the level of subscribers` activity differs depending on the region, but in general world-wide popularity of Pay TV is still increasing.
The fourth annual Pay TV in Ukraine 2017: Carpe Diem! conference is going to be conducted on September 20 within the frames of international media forum KYIV MEDIA WEEK. The aim is to analyze the current status of industry in the country and consider benefits of Pay TV development. The Carpe Diem! motto symbolizes the ongoing changes in the field and encourages to brook no further delay and act right now.
Topics for discussion: the must-carry change, the development of nonlinear services, regulation of the new media, combating piracy, impact of analog TV deactivation on the Pay TV market, prospects of effective advertising sales on the thematic channels, market and legal barriers for monetization etc.
Hryhorii Shverk (MP, member of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on freedom of speech and information policy) and Serhiy Starytskyi (Atlantic Group) are going to moderate the discussion. Representatives of VOLIA, leading company on Ukrainian cable TV market, confirmed their participation in the conference.
Pay TV industry opinion leaders, Ukrainian and foreign representatives of telecom and media-sphere in particular Gyorgy Zsembery (VOLIA company CEO), Yaroslav Pakholchuk (“1+1 media”, finance and strategic development director, director of pay TV direction), Fedir Hrechaninov (StarLightMedia strategic development director), Valeriy Varenytsya (sales-house «PLYUSY» commercial director ) Olekiy Kurakin ( “Media Group Ukraine” business development director), Vadim Sydorenko (Triolan CEO) are going to serve as speakers.
VOLIA – Ukrainian national telecommunication provider delivering modern telecommunication services including analog, digital, HD and interactive television “VOLIA Smart HD”, high speed Internet access and also cloud solutions and services of the largest Ukrainian data-centre. Among the company`s shareholders there are PROVIDENCE EQUITY PARTNERS, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), GOLDMAN SACHS, UBS AG., SIGMA BLEYSER. VOLIA recognized as the best provider of digital entertainment of the year according to the International contest “Vybir roku 2015” and ”Vybir roku 2016” (Choice of the year 2015 and 2016).
The conference will be held on September 20, 2017 at 15:00–18:00 at LONDON conference hall in Hyatt Regency Kyiv hotel (5 Alla Tarasova Str., Kyiv).
The complete program of the conference is available on the official page of the conference.

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KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2017 will be held on September 18-22 at the Hyatt Regency Kyiv hotel (5 Alla Tarasova Str.). Detailed program and dates of events are available on the official website of the media forum www.kyivmediaweek.com.