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Exclusive: Ukraine One Year On – The fight to keep the cameras rolling

One year into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Mark Layton investigates how producers and broadcasters in the country have kept cameras rolling and what the global industry can do to support them. Today marks one year since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since February 2022, tens of thousands of people have been killed and […]

Ukraine producers urge international co-operation to extend support

Key execs from Ukraine’s production industry have urged the international content industry to continue to provide ongoing support to enable it to survive, as the country’s war with Russia enters its fifth month. Kateryna Udut, CEO of Media Resources Management, told delegates at Spain’s Conecta Fiction here in Toledo that Ukraine’s production industry was continuing to […]

Exclusive: Ukraine eyes European pubcaster pre-buys to ‘fuel’ productions

Ukraine’s top production and channel groups are approaching European public broadcasters to pre-buy content from the country as they seek to keep its TV industry functioning. The Ukraine Content Club (UCC), which was formed shortly after the Russian invasion, operates as a charity with an independent board and was created to provide a pathway for shows to make […]

TBI Formats: Fighting for your format

Mark Layton talks to format rights holders from around the world about what they can do if they believe their IP has been copied and explores how a damaged reputation may be the best weapon in their arsenal. There are few things more coveted than a great piece of original IP that has the legs […]

1+1, Kvartal prep Ukrainian JV network

Ukrainian production outfit Kvartal 95 has teamed up with commercial broadcaster 1+1 Media to launch a new satellite channel as part of a multi-year strategic partnership. According to the pair, Kvartal TV is scheduled for launch in August. The service, which will be available in HD, will be aimed at a younger audience with a […]

Ukraine’s 1+1 preps international news channel

Ukrainian free-to-air broadcaster 1+1 is testing Ukraine Today, an international news channel, ahead of launching it on free-to-air satellite at the end of next month. At launch the channel will be programmed in English, but 1+1 said there are plans to add a Russian-language version “in the course of time”. 1+1 has led calls for […]