National Television Company of Ukraine
() is the national television broadcaster in Ukraine
. It is state-run, and operates the television channel Pershyi Nazional'niy
, the only Ukrainian TV channel that has a coverage over 97% of Ukraine's territory. It is the only state-owned national channel. Its programs are oriented at all social layers of the Ukrainian society and national minorities
. Among priority directions of the network are informative publicism, popular scientific, culturologic, entertaining and sport-oriented ones. According to the viewer's rating the First Channel significantly trails all of his more recent privately held rivals.
It is planned that the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTCU) will be changed to Public Television Network in 2009. The government will lose its direct control over the national network. The Public Television Network will contain of several channels, such as, "First Channel", "Second Channel", "Euronews Ukraine" and "Ukraine and the World".
Together with Telewizja Polska
NTCU holds the broadcasting rights of UEFA Euro 2012
(September 18, 2009).
History of Kiev Telecentre
The first official attempt to broadcast live in Ukraine
was made on February 1, 1939. The shooting was made in a tiny studio in Kiev
. The first live broadcasting was 40 minutes long. It showed the portrait of Sergo Ordzhonikidze
After a long pause that lasted since the first day... Read More