Top Tip A reminder - Ukrainian channels to encrypt in January

Just a quick reminder that many of the currently fta Ukranian channels will encrypt on January 20th. Channels belonging to these companies will be affected

1+1 Media
StarLightMedia
Inter Media Group
Media Group Ukraine

Sadly this means the fta offerings will be decimated with getting on for a dozen channels likely to disappear.

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Looking at the wiki entries for the companies & Uklranian TV suggests the following channels are likely to secure encrypt:

1+1 Media Group
1+1
1+1 International
2+2
Bigudi
PlusPlus
TET

Unian


StarLightMedia (all channels have already encrypted)
ICTV
M1
M2
Novy Kanal
STB
OCE


Inter Media Group
Enter
Enter-Film
Inter

Inter+
K1
K2
Mega
NTN

Pixel
Zoom


Media Group Ukraine
Indigo
NLO
Ukraine
Ukraine24


Italicised entries in red are currently fta on 5E. 2 or 3 others are currently easily available as they are only crypted in in BISS
 
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I cant directly find an owning company for Music Box on 5E at the moment. It may be an independant - if so its likely to stay clear atm. (Although I dare say other channels will be sucked into the encryption vortex as time goes on).
 
I cant directly find an owning company for Music Box on 5E at the moment. It may be an independant - if so its likely to stay clear atm. (Although I dare say other channels will be sucked into the encryption vortex as time goes on).

According to Wikipedia Music Box Ukraine is an independent company, that is licensed by Music Box Television Group.


I suppose that most news and regional stations will stay FTA, including the newcomer on the market Ukraina 24.

Unian (News, 1+1) was announced to be encrypted too, but I could imagine it staying partly FTA, when broadcasting news programs. Currently there are three version of that station on 4.8° East: FTA, FTA with encryption flag and a third encrypted one with an encryption flag.

Satkurier said:
4 największe grupy medialne na Ukrainie ustaliły dzień 20 stycznia 2020 roku jako początek szyfrowania swoich kanałów telewizyjnych - łącznie 23 stacje z satelitów Astra 4A (4,8°E) i Amos 3 (4°W) zostaną zakodowane w Verimatrix.


Translation said:
The four big players on the Ukrainian TV market agreed to start encrypting their TV channels on January 20th [now postponed] - in total 23 stations from Astra 4A (4.8° E) and Amos 3 (4°W) are going to be encrypted using Verimatrix.

I think your list from above was pretty close.

1+1 Media Group
01 - 1+1
02 - 2+2
03 - Bigudi
04 - PlusPlus
05 - TET
06 - Unian (100%?, News programs FTA?)

StarLightMedia
07 - ICTV
08 - M1
09 - M2
10 - Novy Kanal
11 - STB
12 - OCE

Inter Media Group
13 - Enter-Film
14 - Inter
15 - K1
16 - K2
17 - Mega
18 - NTN
19 - Pixel
20 - Zoom

Media Group Ukraine
21 - Indigo
22 - NLO
23 - Ukraine
 
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Tomorrow in the evening we will be able to watch "Голос краiни" for the last time from satellite. So, long live the Acestream.

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Encryption starts at midnight local time 10pm GMT today.

Music Box won't continue FTA broadcasting.

 
Many channels cut mid programme right at 2200utc to info slides, Bigudi & Plus Plus encrypted properly. Music Box still clear atm

1+1 channels:
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Inter channels

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Ukrainia channels:

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До "Не"побачення!

Unian TV is still "alive".
 

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We are likely to lose more FTA channels from Ukraine in the near future.

Music Box UA: encryptions starts 1st of March

Xsport: considers encryption

Kus Kus, Dacha, 36.6, Epocha: will be encrypted - date is not set, yet.

Fauna, Terra, Trofey, Nauka: will be encrypted in the near future.

 
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