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Volume of Ukrainian-language content on TV makes 98%, - National Council

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law demands 75% of the TV content to be in Ukrainian
15:51, 26 December 2017

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The volumes of Ukrainian-language broadcasting content on TV became 98% after a language quotas were adopted, that is 23% more than the established quotas required. Yury Artemenko, the Chairman of the National Council for TV and Radio broadcasting claimed this on December 26th as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

‘All TV channels fulfill the conditions of the law during the transition period. Averagely, the share of the TV listings that fall under the broadcasting in the Ukrainian language made 98%. At the same time, the average index of the real share of the TV listings broadcasted in the Ukrainian language equals 68%. The law demands 75%’, he said.

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Artemenko noted, that the National Council included only the Ukrainian-language TV listings and films that completely translated or subtitled at the state language, the Ukrainian-language fragments of the off-text, advertisements, announcement and Ukrainian share at the bilingual TV listings.  

He also noted that the number of the own-produced TV listings increased up to 100% during the work of the language quotas. He predicted that the average share of the Ukrainian language could reach 100% until the end of the year.

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At the same time, such TV channels as Inter and Indigo showed the biggest volume of the TV listings in the Russian language - 63%. The Russian TV listings are not spotted at the broadcasting of UA: First TV channel.

According to Artemenko, the monitoring covered the broadcasting of 36 national satellite TV channels during six weeks and the total time of the monitoring made 6,000 broadcasting hours.

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The National Council also plans to end the monitoring of 210 regional and local TV channels in the amount of 19,000 broadcasting hours. It is also planned to hold three waves of such monitoring in 2018 in the amount of 57,000 broadcasting hours.

As we reported the law on language quotas at national TV was forced on October 13

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In accordance with the law "On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine on the Language of Audiovisual (Electronic) Media," all TV channels are required to observe a quota of 75% of Ukrainian-language broadcasts during the week between next hours 07:00 -18:00 and 18:00-22:00 on nationwide TV channels. For regional TV channels, the quota is reduced to 60%, although in the first reading this figure ever reached 50%. But this was not applied to news.

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