The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a bill on language quotas on TV. 269 MPs voted for the bill.
According to the law 75% of the broadcast needs to be in Ukrainian during a week in 7:00 – 18:00 and 18:00 – 22:00 intervals. The quota for local TV channels is 60%.
In case the TV channel broadcasts in “Ukraine’s indigenous languages”, the total broadcast in those languages and Ukrainian should totally make 75%, with at least 30% in the official state language.
Movies and TV-programs created before August 1, 1991 may not be translated, however necessarily need to be titled in Ukrainian.
The bill enters its force four months after being published in the official journal. However, the bill needs to be signed by the Head of the Parliament and the President.
Violation of the language quotas will be punished with the penalty in 5% of the broadcast license fee.