Ukraine launches publically funded online TV

Jun 11, 2013

Leading Ukrainian journalists have announced the launching of a new online television channel that will be independent of government and business interests.

The channel, called Public Television, should begin operating in September and will be financed by domestic and international donors, individual donations from ordinary Ukrainians and advertising revenues.

The founders said at a news conference on Tuesday that the aim of the channel is to provide objective, independent information to Ukrainians as opposed to the coverage presented by mainstream TV controlled by the government or its allies. "As a sane person I don't watch TV for news," said Roman Skrypin, one of the founders.

Media freedoms have waned since President Viktor Yanukovych came to power in 2010 and journalists have complained of increasing .

Explore further: Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

China test-launches 3D TV channel

Jan 02, 2012

China's state broadcaster has test-launched a 3D television channel, state media said, in a bid to draw viewers and drive consumption by encouraging people to upgrade to 3D-capable sets.

Professor finds increased job burnout among TV journalists

Jun 11, 2013

(Medical Xpress)—The media landscape has changed drastically in recent years, but despite increased hiring and revenue, those changes often result in increased and premature burnout among those working in the field.

Recommended for you

When Facebook goes down it takes big chunks of the internet with it

Jan 30, 2015

Checking social networks is a morning ritual for many, and when that routine is disrupted – as it was recently when Facebook's servers went down – its absence can come as a surprise. But what also becomes apparent is that when the world's most popular social network is inaccessible, so t ...

Facebook adds 'tips' in potential Yelp challenge

Jan 29, 2015

Facebook on Thursday launched a new feature that automatically provides tips about places where members of the social network might be, potentially challenging review websites like Yelp.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.